HOUSTON – Suspended Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly has been sentenced to six years in prison for violating the terms of his probation on a drug charge.
Judge Denise Bradley sentenced the player Thursday regardless of his tearful plea for an additional chance.
Jolly was charged with possession of a compound containing codeine and tampering with evidence following a traffic quit in October. It was his third drug arrest in three years. The arrest violated the terms of probation Jolly received in April as part of a deal that wiped out a prior charge and spared him prison time.
Jolly began for the Packers in 2008 and 2009. He was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in July 2010 and did not play for the team this past season when it won the Super Bowl.
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