Green Bay Packers former defensive end Johnny Jolly was sentenced today to six years in prison, according to reports by the Associated Press.
Despite the tearful pleas by the defendant for another chance Judge Denise Bradley sentenced Jolly in her Houston courtroom.
Phyllis Jolly, mother of suspended Green Bay Packers defensive end collapsed and screamed after her son was sentenced to prison.
Jolly was sentenced for violating the terms of his probation on a drug charge. He was charged with possession of a compound containing codeine and tampering with evidence after a traffic stop in October. It was his third drug arrest in three years.
According to the AP, the arrest violated the terms of probation Jolly received in April as part of a deal that wiped out a previous charge and spared him prison time.
Jolly was featured this week on ESPN where he talked about his addiction and how he reacted to watching the Packers win the Super Bowl last year. He said he didn’t want to talk to anyone and sat watching the game drunk.
Jolly played for the Packers from 2006 through 2009 and started for the Packers in 2008 and 2009. He was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in July 2010.