HOUSTON — Disgraced former Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly is set to appear in a Houston court Monday on a new drug charge.Houston police arrested Jolly, 28, about 11:30 p.m. Saturday on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and tampering with evidence, both felonies, said deputy Toby Devine of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in Texas.
In 2010, the NFL suspended Jolly without pay for violating the league's substance abuse policy from a 2008 drug arrest. In March, Jolly was arrested and charged again after a traffic stop. Police said they found a bottle containing 600 grams of codeine under a passenger seat and another bottle containing an unidentified substance.
Jolly attended high school in Houston and played for Texas A&M. He was selected by the Packers in the sixth round of the 2006 draft. The 6-foot-3, 325-pound Jolly, who lives in a Houston suburb, started all 16 games for Green Bay in 2008 and 2009.
Comments from The Lot:
Some people are just stupid and should be locked up to keep themselves from harming others. Could have worn green and gold, been a highly paid star, playing for a world champion team in a state that loves its sports stars unreservedly. Instead he wanted to be a punk drug dealer and wear an orange jumpsuit and live in a concrete cell. He got his wish! Have a nice life.