Maybe Johnny Jolly has Learned from His Mistakes
The Johnny Jolly thing, not much of a thing at all, at least not from this corner of the world. You bring him back with a reduced contract and without any guarantees. The Packers could even throw in some kind of injury clause, so they don't take a hiPhoto: Video by nbc26.com
The Johnny Jolly thing, not much of a thing at all, at least not from this corner of the world. You bring him back with a reduced contract and without any guarantees. The Packers could even throw in some kind of injury clause, so they don't take a hit financially should he get hurt. In this case, the team holds all the cards and Jolly has to prove he belongs, on, and off the field, and that brings us to the crux of the matter for a lot of Packer fans who've decided Jolly is just a bad guy who has no business wearing the green and gold.
Totally understood, and quite possibly agreed with until recently. I just finished a book, true story, and the subject was a guy named Adam Brown, who went about as far south as you can go. Quit school, became a serious crack addict and wound up stealing from family and friends to support his habit. It got so bad that his parents actually had him arrested.
After finding god and a number of relapses, Brown decides joining the Navy might be the answer. He walks into the recruiting office and says he wants to be a SEAL. Certainly a worthwhile endeavor but the SEALs consider only the best of the best, not drug addicts with criminal records.
Well, a home-town acquaintance, who was a naval officer with clout, went to bat for him, because the Adam Brown with problems was not the Adam Brown he knew.
Brown got his second chance, and not only made the SEALs, he made it all the way to SEAL Team 6, the elite of the elite, despite crushing a hand and losing an eye along the way.
Brown became a highly decorated combat veteran, which included being awarded the silver and bronze stars.
He was killed in action March 17th, 2010, and the book's title is fearless.