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Johnny Jolly's problems

November 20, 2011 - Burt Angeli
Greg Bedard, now with the Boston Globe, covered the Green Bay Packers and defensive tackle Johnny Jolly for several years.

Bedard’s take on Jolly, who was sentenced last week to six years in prison after his third arrest on codeine-related charges:

“Jolly only recently said he was an addict, and pleaded with the court.

He could very well be an addict, but this is more about how he was also caught with marijuana and a handgun while he was on probation.

I investigated Jolly thoroughly in my time covering the Packers, and in my opinion this wasn’t about addiction, it was about a guy who thought he was untouchable.

Such a shame. So much talent.

But he repeatedly refused warnings from the Packers about his behavior and refused to accept help along the way.”



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