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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
BBAO: Getting Jolly's life 'straightened out'

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

As we discussed Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers would hold the rights to suspended defensive lineman Johnny Jolly if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell accepts his request for reinstatement. The team offered no formal comment on its intentions, but here's what team president/CEO Mark Murphy told Lance Allan of TMJ-4:

"The bigger concern for Johnny is just getting his life straightened out. ... Being able to lead a productive life from here on out. He's been out of football for a couple years now."

I don't know how this will play out, but generally speaking, good players get second chances in the NFL, even if it is with a different team. The task now is to figure out if Jolly is still a good player after missing the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

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