He couldn’t make it.
Pro Football Talk alerted us to a report from CBS in Houston that says Jolly was busted for possession of 600 grams of codeine early Friday morning. The amount he was carrying could be considered enough to constitute possession with the intent to distribute.
In case you’re thinking of codeine as strictly a cough syrup medicine and you’re wondering why he’d be carrying it, codeine is one of the key ingredients to the popular party beverage “Purple Drank.”
Purple Drank aka sizzurp, which you probably hear in rap songs, originated in Houston where Jolly went to high school. The cough syrup is mixed with Sprite and Jolly Rancher candy to form the drink which can become addictive. It was actually one of the weaknesses for JaMarcus Russell who busted out of the NFL.
It would be one thing to sack Jolly with the LBS Nut Bag for sippin on the sizzurp, but what really prompted the sacking was that this is his second offense and that it happened within his one-year probation period. That’s good enough for the defensive end to have his normal job duty reversed. Then again, with a last name of Jolly, one can argue he’s only living up to his name with the arrest.Google+