False start: Johnny Jolly's drug trial pushed back again
It wouldn’t be a Johnny Jolly trial update without the announcement of, you got it, another delay in the start of proceedings.
Jolly’s felony drug trial in Harris County, Texas, was supposed to begin on Friday but the kick off of the action has now been pushed back until Monday, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The delay is because the court decided it does not want jury selection and opening statements in the trial to be “unnecessarily separated” by the weekend.
Jolly has been accused of possessing more than 200 milligrams of codeine stemming from an arrest more than two years ago. He has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL, and will miss at least this season. He’ll miss much more if he winds up in jail. The maximum sentence Jolly could receive is 20 years behind bars.
Maybe the trial will actually get started Monday.
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