News sources Associated Press and KTRK.com. Houston Texas. Former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly 28, appeared Thursday in a Houston Texas courtroom on charges he violated probation for an earlier drug possession charge. Jolly was taken into custody in October 2011 during a routine traffic stop in Houston, police found codeine in his truck.
Jolly pleaded with tears in his eyes to Judge Denise Bradey "I want to go to rehab to get help. I don't want to go to prison. I lost everything I gained. I just want peace back in my life."
Judge Bradley sentenced Jolly to six years in prison with credit for time served.
Jolly was facing two to 20 years in prison. Jolly played for the Green Bay Packers in 2008-09 before he was suspended by the National Football League indefinitely until his case was solved.
Jolly was taken into custody immediately. He could eligible for parole in 14 months.