Word via the AP is Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly has been suspended without pay by the NFL indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
The suspension begins immediately and will last throughout the 2010 season.
Jolly is eligible to apply for reinstatement after the Super Bowl, if he isn’t in prison.
Jolly is awaiting trial for felony drug possession. He was arrested in 2008 for illegally possessing 200 grams of codeine.
The Packers released the following statement.
“Johnny is a good player that loves everything about the game of football. We appreciate the contributions he has made to the Packers the past four seasons. His focus and priorities now lie elsewhere – our thoughts are with him during this difficult personal time.”