Texas judge gets tough with Johnny Jolly

A Harris County, Texas, judge just took an awful lot of the fun out of Johnny Jolly’s offseason.

Basically, Judge Mike Anderson put a prevent defense around Jolly, who is awating trial on felony drug possession charges.

Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel delivered all the details. Jolly, who was arrested 22 months ago for possession of at least 200 grams of codeine, has had numerous hearings delayed, the latest on May 5 when Jolly’s lawyer contends he was in the hospital for complications from appendicitis. Jolly even brought with him a doctor’s letter. Problem is, prosecutors brought with them a flyer advertising a party Jolly was hosting at The Blue Door, a club in Houston, on May 7. Oops. The prosecutor also showed photos of a partying Jolly that were recently taken and showed him consuming alcoholic beverages. Oops.

Jolly, who faces two to 20 years in the joint if he is convicted, must submit to a hair follicle test for drugs and booze in the next seven days. He now has a curfew of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. He was ordered not to attend any place that has drugs or booze. He must be evaluated to determine if he has issues with drugs and booze.

See what happens when you goof off awaiting trial? By the way, the restricted free agent is still yet to sign his tender from the Packers for $2.521 million, money that could definitely be earmarked for his defense team.

See what happens when you pass on the voluntary offseason program? Jolly might want to get serious about his court case and his career and in that order. He might want to do it soon.

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