Not So Jolly: Five Reasons Suspension Of Packers DE Was Unfair

July 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tis NOT the season to be Jolly.
Johnny Jolly, to be precise.  The Green Bay Packers defensive end was suspended today by the NFL for the 2010 season reportedly for violating the league's substance abuse policy.  Jolly will not be eligible to apply for reinstatement until after Super Bowl XLV concludes.  It is still possible Jolly could miss more time even after this season concludes.
What makes this suspension strange is the fact that it seems like it is NOT related to Jolly's pending drug possession trial.  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made no qualms with suspending players in trouble, regardless of if they have been convicted or not.  For evidence of this, see: Roethlisberger, Benjamin.
That said, this suspension of Johnny Jolly seems incredibly harsh especially with a very strong possibility that he could miss time beyond this season.
Here are five reasons why the NFL overdid it with this decision:
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