Former Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly received a six-year prison sentence for violating terms of his probation today.
Jolly was arrested three times for possession of codeine, which he’s admitted he was addicted to. After receiving probation in relation to the first two charges, one of which was wiped off his record, Jolly was arrested again with the drug in October.
Jolly appealed to Judge Denise Bradley for rehab instead of prison time, but those pleas were denied. He’ll be eligible for parole in 14 months.
Jolly was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in July 2010 for testing positive for codeine multiple times.