HOUSTON (AP) -- A judge has sentenced Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly to probation after he pleaded guilty to a 2008 drug possession charge in Houston in a plea deal with prosecutors.
Jolly was sentenced Thursday during a hearing. He was accused of possessing at least 200 grams of codeine, a controlled substance, after being arrested outside a Houston club three years ago.
He was charged again earlier this year with possession of codeine, but that count was dropped.
As part of his sentence, Jolly will receive drug treatment at a facility in Houston run by former NBA player and coach John Lucas. He had faced up to 20 years in prison.
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