Judge denies bond for Johnny Jolly

A Harris County, Texas, judge denied bond for Johnny Jolly meaning the suspended Green Bay Packers defensive lineman will remain behind bars for the foreseeable future.

Jolly was arrested last week in Houston and allegedly possessed 600 grams of codeine and an undetermined substance in the front of his Cadillac Escalade. Jolly was already in a pre-trial diversion program for a previous bust with codeine.

Jolly’s next court appearance is set for April 20, according to the Associated Press. Per the report, Jolly’s attorney Carl Moore maintained his client is innocent. It’s possible Jolly could be forced to serve 20 years in jail for the previous arrest if he’s found to be in violation of the diversion program.

The Packers cannot make a roster move involving Jolly during the NFL’s lockout. Jolly has not yet applied for reinstatement to the league.

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