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Johnny Jolly: Troubled Packer, Former Aggie Busted Again for Purple Drank

Johnny Jolly is in a heap of shit. With a 2008 felony drug case still unresolved, the former Texas A&M standout has added another today.

The troubled Green Bay Packer defensive end was pulled over just after midnight Friday. Police claim to have found 600 grams of codeine in a bottle wedged under the passenger-side seat and another bottle containing an as-yet undetermined substance in a compartment in the driver's side door. He has been charged with possession of codeine with intent to distribute.

Jolly, who played high school ball at Forest Brook deep in the north side, still faces a potential two-20 years in prison for a similar bust dating back to July of 2008. He missed all of last season while serving an indefinite suspension handed down from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Just over a month ago, Jolly applied for reinstatement to the league. We're thinking this latest development might put something of a kink in those plans.

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Bond has not yet been set in this case, nor has Jolly yet hired an attorney. Neither the Packers nor Jolly's agent are speaking to the media about this case at this time.

His playing time in the NFL has been limited, even before the drank busts. Back at Texas A&M, Jolly was all-Big 12 his final two seasons, but is perhaps most widely remembered for his exuberant celebration of a tackle for loss with six minutes left to play in a game the Aggies were trailing 77-0.

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