Call me crazy, but I think if I was arrested twice on drug charges within a few years, I would be under the jail right now. Johnny Jolly is a lucky man to be out of prison and only being hit with probation for trying to Sip on the Sizzurp.
Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge Thursday and was sentenced to probation after striking a deal with prosecutors that wipes out a similar charge and spares him any time in prison unless he stumbles again.
Jolly had faced up to 20 years in prison if he had been convicted of possessing at least 200 grams of codeine, a controlled substance, after being arrested outside a Houston club three years ago. He pleaded guilty to the 2008 charge while a drug charge from March, in which he was also accused of possessing codeine, was dropped.
John Lucas who just kicked JaMarcus Russell out of his camp, will try to rehabilitate Jolly. We will see how that goes. Because of the lockout it is probable that Jolly won’t face any punishment from NFL.
He is quite possibly the luckiest man in the world.
The lesson here is it is ok to carry around tons of drugs, but don’t fight dogs or shoot yourself in the leg, they put you in jail for that.