Jolly instead will receive a five-year deferred adjudication and have to get mandatory treatment, according to a tweet sent out by the Green Bay Press Gazette on Thursday.
@gbpressgazette gbpressgazette: Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly gets another 2nd chance on codeine charge: 5-year deferred adjudication, mandatory treatment.
This wasn’t Jolly’s first run in with the law either. He was suspended for the entire 2010 Super Bowl winning campaign after a 2008 arrest on a similar charge. Jolly had applied for reinstatement with the NFL not onger after the conclusion of the 2010 season.
Despite Jolly’s good fortune in the courtroom, it is hard to imagine him coming back to the Packers in any circumstances once the lockout is lifted. The Packers after all won a world championship without his services. Throw in general manager Ted Thompson’s “Packer people” precedent and it seems all but certain Jolly’s days in Titletown are numbered.——————
Kris Burke is a sports writer covering the Green Bay Packers for AllGreenBayPackers.com and WTMJ in Milwaukee. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and his work has been linked to by sites such as National Football Post and CBSSports.com. Follow @KrisLBurke