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Packers' Jolly given probation in drug trial in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) -- Suspended Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly has entered into an agreement with prosecutors that could result in the dismissal of a 2008 felony drug charge.

During a court hearing Tuesday in Houston, Jolly was given pretrial diversion, a form of probation. The charge will be dismissed in a year if Jolly stays out of trouble and completes other terms of the agreement, including speaking to children and others about the dangers of drug use.

Jolly was charged with having at least 200 grams of codeine after being arrested July 2008 in the parking lot of a Houston club known for drug and gun use.

In June, the NFL suspended Jolly without pay for the upcoming season and perhaps beyond for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

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