05:45 PM ET 05.23 | Johnny Jolly was back in a Houston courtroom Wednesday ... but this time, it was a good thing. Jolly can now return to the Packers. The troubled defensive lineman was in a courtroom to receive his diploma for completing a court-ordered drug treatment program, his final step before returning to the NFL. There to hand him the diploma was the judge who sentenced Jolly to prison. "I know I've seen a change, and I know your family has seen a change, and we are just so darn proud of you today just for the progress that you've made," The Honorable Denise Bradley said. "I didn't know if we would see this day happen." The Packers had been quiet about the process for Jolly to return, but this was his last obstacle. Jolly last played in 2009 and then was suspended from the league for several drug-related arrests and jail time in Houston.