NFL Suspensions Should Not Be “Cold Turkey”

Jonny Jolly is one of the few bright spots in the NFL of a player who was suspended from the league but managed to make a comeback; in 2008 Jolly was arrested for selling codeine, a control opiate intended to be used typically as a cough suppressant but in this case was being used to make […]

Rooting for Johnny Jolly and Rehabilitation

I have never had first-hand experiences with drugs or drug abuse. I’m proud to say that not once in my life have I ever used tobacco products, smoked pot, or used illegal drugs. I’m also thankful to say that I am surrounded by family and friends who don’t abuse drugs or alcohol. So on a […]

Shocked Johnny Jolly Sits, Waits, Hopes for NFL Reinstatement

It’s been two years since Johnny Jolly last played in the NFL. After multiple drug possession arrests and convictions as he fought a codeine addiction, Jolly sat in a jail cell last November facing another 6 years in prison. Having received some breaks from the judicial system previously, Jolly would receive what will hopefully prove […]

Former Packers DE Johnny Jolly Gets Early Release From Prison

Johnny Jolly, a former defensive end for the Green Bay Packers, has been released from prison and given 10 years of “shock” probation by a judge in Houston, Texas.  This comes after serving only six months of a six-year sentence for numerous charges related to the controlled substance Codeine. While I’m no legal expert, “shock” […]

Green Bay Packers’ DE Johnny Jolly avoids prison (again)

In an somewhat stunning development, Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly will avoid going to prison following his arrest on March 26 for possession of codeine.