Johnny Jolly applies for NFL return

Updated: June 19, 2012, 3:45 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Defensive end Johnny Jolly, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2009 because of an indefinite suspension for drug charges, told a website that he has applied to commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement.

"I know that the NFL doesn't need me," Jolly told the National Football Post. "I need it way more than it needs me. I really want to be a part of it, and I am hoping to go back and show that I am a good, reliable citizen that the league and others can depend on and trust."

Jolly, ...

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