Jacksonville Jaguars’Justin Blackmon suspended four games
Justin Blackmon is back in the headlines again and once again it is for all the wrong reasons. The NFL has suspended Blackmon for four-games due to violating the league’s substance abuse policy. What Blackmon tested positive for is unknown at the moment because the new collective bargaining agreement does not allow the league to disclose that type of information.
This isn’t the first of Blackmon’s legal troubles in the NFL, back in June of last year after getting drafted Blackmon was arrested on DUI charges. While in Oklahoma Blackmon had blown a .24 on a breathalyzer test, his BAC was three times the legal limit.
Blackmon released a statement about his latest trouble,
I’ve made a mistake and I have no excuse. I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation, and I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person. I will have a productive training camp and pre-season with my team, and during the suspension I will work hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to help the Jaguars when I return. I have chosen to be accountable for my poor decision, and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, the front office and Jaguars fans for the impact of my mistake on the team.
Hopefully Blackmon gets it together soon so he can stay on the field, if this suspension doesn’t deliver the message maybe the damage to his pocket will. Blackmon is set to lose close to $11 million of his guaranteed money during suspension.
– John McAuliffe (@John_Mac310)