Report: Jolly good hearing postponed again
Another pretrial hearing for Johnny Jolly. Another postponement.
The Green Bay Packers defensive end had his case in Houston pushed back once again on Monday. The delay, which was requested by Jolly’s lawyer, pushes the next pretrial hearing to March 25 and Tom Silverstein of the Milwauke Journal Sentinel reports that a trial date could be set at that point.
Jolly faces felony drug charges from a bust in July 2008 when he was allegedly found to have more than 200 grams of codeine in the parking lot of a nightclub. Charges vs. Jolly were dropped at one point but they were refilled and now it’s headed toward a showdown in court.
"We're not after a plea agreement, we're after 'not guilty,' " Jolly’s agent, Brian Overstreet, told the Journal Sentinel. "We're still confident about that. We just feel very strongly about it and I'll leave it at that."
The Packers gave Jolly a first-round tender as a restricted free agent, but the $2.521 million is not guaranteed. If Jolly is convicted, he would be subject to discipline under the league’s personal conduct policy.
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