Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly, who is expected to stand trial soon on drug possession charges, has been suspended for at least the entire 2010 season. It's the latest example of the NFL cracking down on players who get into trouble off the field.
The league says Jolly's suspension is indefinite, and that he can apply for reinstatement after the Super Bowl.
Packers general manager Ted Thompson released the following statement:
"Johnny is a good player that loves everything about the game of football. We appreciate the contributions he has made to the Packers the past four seasons. His focus and priorities now lie elsewhere – our thoughts are with him during this difficult personal time."
Jolly's trial has been delayed several times but is expected to begin soon. He was arrested in July of 2008 and charged with illegally possessing at least 200 grams of codeine, and if convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
The NFL allowed Jolly to play the 2008 and 2009 seasons despite the arrest, and it's not clear why the league decided to act now. The suspension comes amid reports that Jolly is one of several NFL players involved in the use, possession or distribution of codeine in a mixture with candy and soft drinks, commonly referred to as "purple drank." Former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell was recently arrested for possession of codeine syrup, and the late former NFL player Terrence Kiel had been charged with possession of codeine as well.
Jolly started all 16 games for the Packers each of the last two seasons
[QUOTE=DefenseWinsChampionships2;3648777]It's either he's a huge coke head or he's one stupid person.
If he's not a druggie; than he's a dealer, and why the **** would he sell coke when he's making millions in the NFL?
200 grams of coke? Nothing. Thats about $8,000 going for 40 a G.
He could face up to 20 years in prison... For 8,000 dollars.[/QUOTE]
The Purple drink is a big problem in the south. They mix Codeine with sprite. Also pretty big problem in the hip hop community. This purple drink is not going away and is a hugh problem for the NFl. Jamarcus russell and Jolly will not be the last.
Last edited by Raider9175; 07-17-2010 at 07:31 PM.