Packers Johnny Jolly Arrested Again – Stupid is as Stupid Does
How incredibly dumb. How incredibly sad. I don’t know what to feel about the news that the Packers Johnny Jolly was arrested again, this time for possessing 600 grams of codeine and another yet to be identified substance.
Do I take the modern day approach and feel bad for him because he has a “disease” and just can’t can’t help himself? Or do I go old school and say he made his own bed (in this case, probably a prison cot) and now has to lie in it ?
For those that don’t really know me personally, you could say I’m a bit of a hybrid. Being over 50, I have plenty of old school in me. I grew up in a very blue collar town of mostly European immigrants. I know plenty of hard asses who would say just take a gun to Jolly’s head, and mean it.
To juxtapose that, I made my family proud by being the first to go to college and have a white collar career where I didn’t have to do back-breaking work, as my father had done. I married a great woman, raised two fantastic kids, bought a house in the suburbs and lived the middle-class suburban dream. I always like to say, if you do it right, raising children (especially daughters), will change the way you look at the world. Hopefully, I’m more evolved than the adults of my childhood.
So I feel like I should have some feelings of compassion for Johnny Jolly, but to be perfectly honest, I don’t. The phrase “stupid is as stupid does” basically means you are as stupid as your actions. Jolly’s actions win him the “Stupid Prize” hands down.
After barely evading jail time via a plea deal the first time around for possessing 200 grams of codeine, Jolly was given stern warnings by the Houston judge he appeared before. Part of the deal was that the charges would be dropped if he stayed out of trouble for one year. Having violated those conditions, Jolly now will probably have to answer to the original charges in addition to these new ones.
The original charges would have resulted in jail time of 2 to 20 years. Tack on this latest offense, where he was found with three times the amount of codeine and another drug, and it’s safe to assume that Jolly will be spending some significant time in the big house. I don’t see the judicial system of the State of Texas going out of it’s way to do Jolly any favors after he played them for fools.
Jolly was stopped for having excessively tinted windows on his Cadillac Escalade. He had no license, as it was suspended in 2007. The drugs were easily spotted on the floor and on the car door by the officers. Sheesh…
I don’t feel sorry for Jolly. If that makes me a neanderthal hard ass, so be it. I don’t believe he has a “problem” that’s incredibly difficult to overcome. I just believe he is incredibly stupid and deserves to go to jail for a long time.
After all, Jolly is as Jolly does.——————
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.