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Johnny Jolly gets six years in prison

Johnny Jolly

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly waits for his hearing related to his charge of possession of at least 200 grams of codeine filed in the 262nd Criminal Court in Houston on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. The case has been reset for Friday June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)


Suspended Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly, who has been arrested four times on drug charges, has been sentenced to six years in prison.

The Associated Press reports that Jolly tearfully asked Judge Denise Bradley for another chance, but Bradley decided he’s had enough chances.

This sentence is the result of a probation violation for getting arrested with codeine and tampering with evidence in October. His probation stemmed from a plea deal he got in April over a previous arrest for codeine possession.

According to a Houston TV report, Jolly could be eligible for parole in January of 2013.

Jolly started all 16 games for the Packers in both 2008 and 2009 and was looking like one of the most promising young defensive tackles in football, but his addiction to codeine has torn his career -- and his life -- apart. And this sentence could mean he’s done playing football for good.