NFL suspends Packers DT Jolly for 2010

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  1. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    Well, I guess I can't make fun of Longhorns and their drug problems anymore...

    One less Aggie in the NFL :(

    Good thing the Packers drafted BJ Raji last year.
     
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    That's a pretty big blow, but I think the Pack saw it coming...
     
  3. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Looks like it's an "indefinite" suspension.

    Jolly's suspension is for
     
  4. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

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    So Jolly, a starting Packer, gets busted with purple drank 2 years ago with little to no media coverage and the league does nothing. Now an out of work player (Russell) gets busted with it and the media has a field day; which leads to Jolly's suspension. For some reason, the scales of justice don't seem quite level to me.

    I'm not saying what Jolly did was right, but what the league didn't do is wrong too.
     
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    When you say "what the league didn't do", what are you referring to?
     
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    Why are you saying the Russell suspension led to the Jolly suspension?
     
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    To the best of my knowledge, there is no Russell suspension (at least not yet).
     
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    Sorry, I meant Russell arrest and media coverage.
     


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    Jolly

    I hope that purple drank was good.

    It sure will make your wallet lean.
     
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    :facepalm: I see what you did there....
     
  11. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Tough to be suspended from a league you aren't part of.
     
  12. ChampionTexan

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    Tell that to Lendale White.
     
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    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    What you talkin' 'bout Willis?

    Edit - OK I get it but White tested positive while with a team. Russell didn't fail a league test. He was arrested while not employed by the league.
     
  14. ChampionTexan

    ChampionTexan Site Contributor

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    He's not employed by a team, but he is still considered an active league player.
     
  15. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    His rights are now owned by the Omaha UFL team. So if anything, he will sign with them, but after the codeine incident he may not even get a contract from them.

    Linky
     
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    That's correct, and it's got nothing to do with his NFL status, unless and until Jamarcus Russell and the Omaha UFL team mutually agree otherwise.
     
  17. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

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    The league has made it clear to everybody that the law of the state isn't league law. Basically, whether or not you are found guilty of an action by the state, the mere insinuation of an action that that violates the leagues moral conduct code or drug rules can get you suspended immediately. Jolly sat around for two years because the league didn't want to admit that many of its players were performing a new illegal act that the public didn't for the most part know about.

    Now that the media has plastered the illegality of Purple Drank all over newspapers, ESPN and talk radio, the league makes an example of Jolly who should have been dealt with 2 years ago.
     
  18. CloakNNNdagger

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    There is definite need for having and enforcing a personal conduct policy. But there also should be consistency of application. The policy has evolved but the enforcement has been all over the place.


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    Johnny Jolly Charged With Possession Again

    By ANNA-MEGAN RALEY and GAVIN SPITTLE


    Johnny Jolly: "You've got it all wrong. That's my favorite paper weight!"
     
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