Green Bay Packers’ Jolly Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison On Purple Drank Conviction (VIDEO) | Roland Martin Reports

Green Bay Packers’ Jolly Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison On Purple Drank Conviction (VIDEO)

Source: ESPN

HOUSTON — Suspended Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for violating the terms of his probation for a drug conviction.

State District Judge Denise Bradley imposed the sentence despite tearful pleas from Jolly and his mother, Phyllis Jolly, to allow the 6-foot-3, 325-pound lineman to be treated for his addiction to codeine instead of going to prison. Jolly’s aunt, agent and drug counselor also testified on his behalf.

“I want to go to rehab to get help,” Jolly told the judge as he wiped away tears with a tissue.

Jolly, 28, was charged with possession of a compound containing codeine, a controlled substance, after a traffic stop in Houston in October. He also was charged with tampering with evidence for attempting to conceal the substance from the investigating officers.

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