Johnny Jolly sentenced to six years

Indefinitely suspended already by the NFL for repeated drug violations, Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly's NFL career is likely over due to his admitted addiction to codeine syrup. He was sentenced to six years in prison today by a Houston judge after a probation violation, according to the Associated Press.

Jolly was arrested and charged with possession of a compound containing codeine and tampering with evidence in October.

That triggered the pending jail time since he was already placed on probation in April. He was suspended last year by the NFL prior to last season.

Now, Jolly's once-promising NFL career is effectively over due to his serious off-field problems. For more coverage of the NFL, go to Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

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