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Packers DL Jolly arrested on codeine charge in Houston

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HOUSTON -- Suspended Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was jailed Monday after his third drug arrest in three years.

Jolly remained in the Harris County jail Monday after being charged Saturday with possession of a compound containing codeine. Records show he also was charged with attempting to conceal the substance from investigators.

A Harris County sheriff's spokeswoman said no attorney was listed for Jolly and that a bond had not been set.


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Jolly grew up in Houston and attended Texas A&M.

He was selected by the Packers in the sixth round of the 2006 draft. The 6-foot-3, 325-pound lineman started all 16 games for Green Bay in 2008 and '09 but he was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in July 2010 and did not play for the Packers last year during their Super Bowl-winning season.

In April, Jolly pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge and was sentenced to probation after striking the deal with prosecutors that wiped out a similar charge from March and spared him any time in prison unless he stumbled again.

Jolly had faced up to 20 years in prison if he had been convicted of possessing at least 200 grams of codeine, a controlled substance. That arrest came outside a Houston club three years ago.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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