NFL suspends Packers' Jolly 'indefinitely'

The NFL released a statement Friday afternoon that Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly has been suspended indefinitely.

JollyJolly"Johnny Jolly of the Green Bay Packers has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Jolly’s suspension begins immediately and will continue through at least the 2010 season. He will be eligible to apply for reinstatement following Super Bowl XLV," the statement read.

Packers general manager Ted Thompson released a statement shortly thereafter: "Johnny is a good player that loves everything about the game of football. We appreciate the contributions he has made to the Packers the past four seasons. His focus and priorities now lie elsewhere -- our thoughts are with him during this difficult personal time."

The statement concluded by saying the team would have no further comment on the league matter.