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Vinny
06-03-2012, 12:45 PM
Go Jags! nice pick.
Things are not starting well in the relationship between the Jacksonville Jaguars and first-round pick Justin Blackmon. The former Oklahoma State standout receiver, who the Jags traded up to select with the fifth overall pick, was arrested early Sunday morning on a charge of aggravated DUI in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The arrest, first reported by Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World, was for a specific charge tied to a blood alcohol level of .15 or more. He was booked into jail at approximately 10:00 a.m. CT.

This is not Blackmon's first issue of this type. In October of 2010, he was arrested in Carrollton, Texas, at 3:45 a.m. on a DUI complaint while driving to a Dallas Cowboys game. According to police radar, he was driving 92 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone when the cops caught up to him. He was on his way to game without permission to leave the team per head coach Mike Gundy, who suspended him for one game.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/jaguars-first-round-pick-justin-blackmon-arrested-sunday-161211993.html;_ylt=AiIHcucSw3i78LzBt8eHsNRYYsp_;_ ylu=X3oDMTE4NWRia245BG1pdANCbG9ncyBJbmRleARwb3MDMQ RzZWMDTWVkaWFCbG9nSW5kZXg-;_ylg=X3oDMTFpMm9iMzh1BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANibG9nBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

drewmar74
06-03-2012, 12:48 PM
Ouch! Will the NFL's conduct policy count the first one against him when assessing the situation or just this one?

Ryan
06-03-2012, 12:49 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8003562/report-jacksonville-jaguars-pick-justin-blackmon-arrested-dui


The 22-year-old Blackmon was booked into the Payne County Jail at 10 a.m. CT, the newspaper reported. Under Oklahoma law, a driver's blood alcohol level must be .15 or higher to be charged with aggravated DUI.

He also said he'd probably see more balls in prison than if Blaine Gabbert were throwing to him. :kitten:

drs23
06-03-2012, 12:52 PM
Go Jags!

Lucky
06-03-2012, 12:57 PM
Ouch! Will the NFL's conduct policy count the first one against him when assessing the situation or just this one?
No, Blackmon will just get a 4 game suspension for this one. So the Texans will likely not see him when they travel to Jacksonville in Week 2.

Vinny
06-03-2012, 12:59 PM
No, Blackmon will just get a 4 game suspension for this one. So the Texans will likely not see him when they travel to Jacksonville in Week 2.
too bad he won't be there to see Gabbert chunk balls into the turf and sack himself.

dc_txtech
06-03-2012, 01:06 PM
Wasted at 10 am on a Sunday. Ok, I've been there but at least I had the wherewithal not to drive. :lol:

ChampionTexan
06-03-2012, 01:09 PM
C'mon, cut him some slack - he's just trying to live up to the legacy of other first round Jaguar WR's Reggie Williams and Matt Jones. And he's off to a nice start.

brakos82
06-03-2012, 01:18 PM
I'd be drinking at 10am too if I was a Jaguar...

Playoffs
06-03-2012, 01:21 PM
He was booked into jail at approximately 10:00 a.m. CT.Blowing a .15 at 10 in the morning ..... priceless.

http://www.iconhot.com/icon/png/kaching-ecommerce-icons/128/credit-card-mastercard-1.png -- When you absolutely, positively need to get over-served.


http://kotv.images.worldnow.com/images/18686781_BG1.jpg

IDEXAN
06-03-2012, 01:26 PM
No, Blackmon will just get a 4 game suspension for this one. So the Texans will likely not see him when they travel to Jacksonville in Week 2.
That's worth something to us !

Dutchrudder
06-03-2012, 01:31 PM
I wonder how many times he was let go while still playing for OKST. 10 am would suggest that this isn't anywhere close to the first time it has happened.

SheTexan
06-03-2012, 01:41 PM
I'd be drinking at 10am too if I was a Jaguar...

My thoughts exactly, and I don't drink! Poor boy has probably been drinking nonstop since draft day! :shots::drunk:

CloakNNNdagger
06-03-2012, 02:14 PM
In his 2010 arrest, Blackmon was arrested at 3:45 a.m. after officers used radar to determine he was driving 92 mph in a 60 mph zone along Interstate 35 in Carrollton. No BAC was reported. In Texas, I don't believe aggravated DUI is defined by a high BAC, only 3rd or more DUI. BTW, he was coming back from a Cowboys game.:wadepalm:

Wolf
06-03-2012, 02:23 PM
I was looking at the Jags board.

While this is a serious issue

I couldn't help but :spit:

Silver lining: Nobody is talking about your third round pick right now. :P
http://forum.jaguars.com/index.php?showtopic=702603&st=25

CloakNNNdagger
06-03-2012, 02:23 PM
Repeat after me 100 times.........."I am a "dumbass"........"I am a dumbass"........"I am a dumbass"...........



Blackmon’s arrest could impact the guarantees in his contract (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/03/blackmons-arrest-could-impact-the-guarantees-in-his-contract/)

It would have been worse for receiver Justin Blackmon to be arrested for aggravated DUI before the draft. It would have been better for it to happen after he signed his rookie contract.

It would have been best, of course, for it to never happen at all.

But happen it did, and now the question becomes whether it will have an impact on Blackmon’s contract negotiations. As the fifth overall pick in the draft, Blackmon previously was in line for a fully-guaranteed four-year deal, with a value falling south of Matt Kalil at No. 4 and north of Morris Claiborne at No. 6.

In theory, the Jags could decide to stand firm on the requisite one-year tender offer for the rookie minimum of $390,000, offering nothing more until Blackmon proves himself, on and off the field. That approach, however, inevitably would prompt Blackmon to hold out for the entire season and re-enter the draft in 2013.

The problem for both sides is that there’s not much the Jaguars can do to set the stage for the recovery of money, if Blackmon has additional issues in the future. The CBA provides for a partial forfeiture of a player’s signing bonus, if he is suspended for violating the substance-abuse policy (which covers DUI convictions). But the days of recovering large chunks of money in the event of an isolated act of misbehavior are long gone.

Given that the extent to which a rookie contract is guaranteed represents the only real item for negotiation in the fully-slotted first-round deals, it could be that the Jaguars insist on language that would extinguish any remaining salary guarantees, in the event that (for example) Blackmon has any future arrests or other violations of the substance-abuse policy. Article 4, Section 9(g) of the CBA expressly permits teams and players to “negotiate the circumstances under which the guarantee of any unearned Salary . . . may be voided.”

So while the top 16 players now each receive fully-guaranteed four-year deals, Blackmon may have to agree to language that permits future guarantees to go away, which in turn would give the Jaguars flexibility if they decide to move on from Blackmon before he finishes four full NFL seasons with the team.

Still, apart from recovering money already paid or erasing the guaranteed nature of money to be paid in the future, the Jaguars have a much greater interest in nurturing Blackmon into a great player and an even better citizen, especially since they moved up in round one to get him. They need to make their next decisions regarding Blackmon with that important overriding objective in mind.

Texn4life
06-03-2012, 03:02 PM
I can't even find myself to laugh at this right now. It's pretty clear he has an issue with alcohol. Even as a Texans fan I want to see him get his life together because he seems to be a good kid making poor errors in judgement.

Playoffs
06-03-2012, 03:07 PM
Blackmon’s arrest could impact the guarantees in his contract...More lawyering from Florio. http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/basic/smileyvault-rolleyes.gif

Blackmon is going to need to give up drinking completely for a year or more. If he's unable to do that ... trouble.

gg no re
06-03-2012, 03:21 PM
impromptu poll: who would field punts better - jacoby, or an inebriated blackmon?

GP
06-03-2012, 03:55 PM
jag·uar (jgwär, jgy-är) n.

A large wide receiver who is taken in the first round and ends up coking or drinking himself into oblivion. Hesitant to stay active in the NFL, jaguars are still remarkably selected every year by Jacksonville. Their numbers remain large due to inability of Jacksonville to understand their patterned behavior.

GP
06-03-2012, 03:55 PM
impromptu poll: who would field punts better - jacoby, or an inebriated blackmon?

Tie.

CloakNNNdagger
06-03-2012, 03:58 PM
This may add some info to what happen to him on the local/state level.

WHAT IS "AGGRAVATED" DUI IN OKLAHOMA?

In it’s infinite wisdom about 3 years ago, the Legislature of the State of Oklahoma created a NEW crime called "Aggravated DUI". An aggravated DUI is a DUI case where the person arrested had a chemical test result of .15% or greater on either a breath or blood test. The statutory authority for this is found in 47 O.S. §11-902(D). As such, it can ONLY be filed as a State-level charge in a District Court. It is not a municipal court charge, UNLESS the specific Municipality has added it to their ordinances. HOWEVER, most have not.

It is actually not a new crime at all, but another layer of punishment that is laid on top of that which the statute would otherwise provide. For instance, if the case in question is a misdemeanor DUI, the punishment is a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of one(1) year in the county jail, and/or a fine up to $1,000. If the charge is filed as an aggravated DUI, the potential punishment is the same, PLUS those additional punishments that this sub-section of the statute provides. Those extra punishments are:

1. A minimum stay in an alcohol in-patient treatment facility of 28 days;

2. A One (1) year aftercare probation period (or meetings) upon release from inpatient;

3. Periodic testing during this probationary period;

4. The completion of 480 hours of community service; and,

5. The installation of an ignition interlock on the person’s car for no less than 30 days. Remember: these punishments are in ADDITION to the jail and fines that the regular charge carries!

A clear and simple reading of the statute shows that these extra punishments are MANDATORY, but ONLY if the person is CONVICTED of the charge. If a person receives a deferred sentence, these additional items are NOT required, and most judges will not impose them on the person. However, some judges have mis-read this statute and think that they MUST impose these extra things on a person charged with aggravated DUI even if the agreement is for a deferred sentence.

Almost every district attorney’s office in Oklahoma is filing these charges in cases with a test of .15% or higher. In those district courts where they are being filed, the normal practice is to amend the charge BACK DOWN to a regular DUI, IF the person has had an alcohol assessment which does not reflect the NEED for the person to complete an in-patient program.

Most of the municipal police departments in Oklahoma County (Oklahoma City, Edmond, etc) will file their DUI arrests with tests of .15% and higher in that district court. However, although Oklahoma’s LARGEST district court is Oklahoma County, it has not had a single aggravated DUI filed by that DA’s Office from the passage of this law in 2001 to the present (August, 2006). It is believed that the reason for this is because a Judge in Pottowatomie County District Court ruled the statute as unconstitutional at the end of 2001 and the Oklahoma County D.A’s office does not want to engage in an appeal on that issue.

CloakNNNdagger
06-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Just a hang your hat.......keep in mind his exact BAC was not really reported...........it was reported at at least .15 because that constitutes "aggravated DUI" in Oklahoma.:


http://dwiwatch.org/Images/DunlapWithDrinks_x.jpg


Studies in general have helped establish certain standards to identify drinking drivers. They are:

.01 to .04% BAC
A driver is affected.
Chances of an accident increase.

04 to .07% BAC
A driver is impaired.
Chances of an accident double. At this BAC level
the driver could be arrested for DUI.

.08% BAC A driver is intoxicated.
Chances of an accident are 6 times greater.
Driver is considered under the influence of alcohol.

.15% BAC
Chances of an accident are 25 times greater than when sober.

ChampionTexan
06-03-2012, 04:29 PM
Just a hang your hat.......keep in mind his exact BAC was not really reported...........it was reported at at least .15 because that constitutes "aggravated DUI" in Oklahoma.:


According to the Stllwater PD spokesman it was a whopping .24.
The former Oklahoma State star smelled of alcohol when an officer pulled him over shortly after 3 a.m., Stillwater police spokesman Capt. Randy Dickerson said.

Blackmon agreed to take a breathalyzer test and blew a .24 - three times the legal limit of .08, Dickerson said.


LINK (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/06/03/blackmon.arrest.ap/index.html)

CloakNNNdagger
06-03-2012, 04:34 PM
According to the Stllwater PD spokesman it was a whopping .24.


LINK (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/06/03/blackmon.arrest.ap/index.html)

At that level, he was not drunk........he was marinated!:wadepalm:

steelbtexan
06-03-2012, 04:43 PM
At that level, he was not drunk........he was marinated!:wadepalm:

Yes he was. Nothing good happens after midnight.

Seems like a perfect Jaguar to me.

Playoffs
06-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Blowing a .24 is getting up into my territory. I'd be giving him an all expenses paid stint in the jitter joint a.s.a.p. if I were the Jags.

Vinny
06-03-2012, 05:27 PM
The Jags have never been able to replace 5-time Pro Bowler Jimmy Sniff (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2009-04-22-jimmy-smith-charged_N.htm). Big time player and borderline HOF'er. Perhaps this is just ongoing karma (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8298afb4/article/blackmons-arrest-triggers-bad-memories-for-jaguars).

brakos82
06-03-2012, 05:28 PM
The Jags have never been able to replace 5-time Pro Bowler Jimmy Sniff (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2009-04-22-jimmy-smith-charged_N.htm). Big time player and borderline HOF'er. Perhaps this is just ongoing karma (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8298afb4/article/blackmons-arrest-triggers-bad-memories-for-jaguars).
Maybe it's karma for giving us Boselli. :kitten:

Brisco_County
06-03-2012, 05:40 PM
He seems like a guy I'd rather party with than watch play.

ChampionTexan
06-03-2012, 06:37 PM
I've gotta believe Jags fans are almost universally going ballistic right now.

Published shortly before this years draft:

PFW:Why Blackmon might slide (http://www.profootballweekly.com/story/permalink/32310)

A couple of the high (low) lights:

Concerns have arisen about Blackmon in the NFL scouting community after he opted not to take the team charter home from the Fiesta Bowl. Instead, he chose to fly directly to Las Vegas and then elected not to work out at the Combine, where NFL executives thought he had not prepared well enough to perform after he turned down challenges to run.
"I just don't see it," the GM said. "I heard everyone raving about his pro day. Am I the only one who thought it was an average workout? He ran a 4.51 and 4.52 on my watch. The workout itself, I thought, was average at best. I didn't see any twitch or explosion. He has been raised by Dez Bryant. They are both knuckleheads — I've heard the Vegas stories. There are some (red) flags there."

This guy needs some big-time guidance and mentoring.

Texn4life
06-03-2012, 06:43 PM
Understand I don't feel bad for this kid for one second, but its clear at this point he needs some help. He needs to be suspended for 2 games minimum, and the NFL needs to REQUIRE him to enter a rehab. Having dealt with alcoholism with myself and family it's a very serious issue. The league needs to step up, do the right thing, and save this kid from himself. Football should not be important at all. I didn't even know about the Vegas story, but he's heading in the wrong direction.

Blowing at .24 makes it even more alarming for me. I hope for his sake he gets the help he needs.

StarStruck
06-03-2012, 09:33 PM
Sounds a bit irresponsible and not a good start.

This is not Blackmon's first issue of this type. In October of 2010, he was arrested in Carrollton, Texas, at 3:45 a.m. on a DUI complaint while driving to a Dallas Cowboys game. According to police radar, he was driving 92 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone when the cops caught up to him. He was on his way to game without permission to leave the team per head coach Mike Gundy, who suspended him for one game.

I usually don't leave Houston until 7 a.m. for a Cowboys game, yet he was in Carrollton at 3:45 a.m. heading to the same game? Regardless of where he was heading, drinking and driving is unacceptable as well as leaving his team without his coach's permission.

mootini
06-04-2012, 09:26 AM
More than pissed at this! It's a total joke, why this guy would put himself in this situation? He lied saying he learned from the 1st DUI. Now blowing .24!!! Insane to think, he was driving at that level! I can't believe his friends would allow him to drive, unless Balckmon drinks alone? Oh, the Jags are jinxed at WR and 1st round picks. I'm sure the Bengals and Cowboys are hoping we drop him. This really put a negative taste on the new Jags media drive. His contract is going to be even more structured now, for protection for the Jags origanization. He probably just lost 3-4 millon for this. I like the pick, but now this clown is embarassing the team and city of Jax. Here's to the off season. :kitten::kitten::kitten:

Texecutioner
06-04-2012, 10:31 AM
That didn't take long did it.

CloakNNNdagger
06-04-2012, 10:49 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick receiver Justin Blackmon is due in court after he was arrested on an aggravated DUI charge this weekend in Oklahoma.

Payne County sheriff Sgt. Brandon Ingham says the 22-year-old former Oklahoma State star is scheduled to go before a judge Monday afternoon.
link (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Jacksonville-Jaguars-Justin-Blackmon-Oklahoma-court-DUI-charge-060412)

Playoffs
06-04-2012, 11:34 AM
He was booked into jail at approximately 10:00 a.m. CT.Blackmon was arrested at 3:00AM (http://newsok.com/former-osu-football-star-justin-blackmon-jailed-on-aggravated-dui-complaint/article/3681183) Sunday morning, but booked into the jail at 10:00AM? Can the sheriff be that busy in Stillwater?

May not make a difference, but it might. I'm curious where the 7 hours went? When in that 7 hour time period did he "blow" the .24? Regardless, I hope he's getting the help he needs now.

Back in the day, the NFL had a contract with the Menninger Clinic when it was in Topeka. I ran across a couple of guys in for treatment there in 1995. Menninger has now relocated to Houston and recently moved into a nice new building, but that contact with the NFL has long since expired. I wonder who they use now?

Dutchrudder
06-04-2012, 11:58 AM
Blackmon was arrested at 3:00AM (http://newsok.com/former-osu-football-star-justin-blackmon-jailed-on-aggravated-dui-complaint/article/3681183) Sunday morning, but booked into the jail at 10:00AM? Can the sheriff be that busy in Stillwater?

May not make a difference, but it might. I'm curious where the 7 hours went? When in that 7 hour time period did he "blow" the .24? Regardless, I hope he's getting the help he needs now.

Back in the day, the NFL had a contract with the Menninger Clinic when it was in Topeka. I ran across a couple of guys in for treatment there in 1995. Menninger has now relocated to Houston and recently moved into a nice new building, but that contact with the NFL has long since expired. I wonder who they use now?

It would be pretty amazing if they knew who he was and tried to let him sober up for a few hours before blowing again, and he still got a .24.

b0ng
06-04-2012, 12:41 PM
The Jaguars can't have nice things.

Texecutioner
06-04-2012, 12:47 PM
More than pissed at this! It's a total joke, why this guy would put himself in this situation? He lied saying he learned from the 1st DUI. Now blowing .24!!! Insane to think, he was driving at that level! I can't believe his friends would allow him to drive, unless Balckmon drinks alone? Oh, the Jags are jinxed at WR and 1st round picks. I'm sure the Bengals and Cowboys are hoping we drop him. This really put a negative taste on the new Jags media drive. His contract is going to be even more structured now, for protection for the Jags origanization. He probably just lost 3-4 millon for this. I like the pick, but now this clown is embarassing the team and city of Jax. Here's to the off season. :kitten::kitten::kitten:

This is his 2nd DUI?

b0ng
06-04-2012, 01:56 PM
This is his 2nd DUI?

He got one when he was 20. I believe it was the law that states any minor is DUI if he has any alcohol detected in his bloodstream.

CloakNNNdagger
06-04-2012, 02:20 PM
He got one when he was 20. I believe it was the law that states any minor is DUI if he has any alcohol detected in his bloodstream.

How much do you have to drink (BAC*) for a DWI in Arkansas? [FROM DUI.DRIVINGLAWS.ORG] (http://dui.drivinglaws.org/arkansas.php)

Under 21
.02%

21 or older
.08%

Commercial
.04%


NOTE: Blackmon's date of birth=January 9, 1990>>>>>>>date of 1st DUI October 2010.

Naiirb
06-04-2012, 03:25 PM
Go to NFL.com right now and scroll down once and Justin Blackmon's mugshot is on the right and looks totally out of place with everything else. How humiliating and embarrassing is that. Totally deserves it too.

thunderkyss
06-04-2012, 03:56 PM
I can't even find myself to laugh at this right now. It's pretty clear he has an issue with alcohol. Even as a Texans fan I want to see him get his life together because he seems to be a good kid making poor errors in judgement.

Are you serious? Errors in judgement?

C'mon mannnnn!!

Playoffs
06-04-2012, 04:16 PM
I can't determine the outcome of his 2010 arrest for DUI?

Texn4life
06-04-2012, 04:45 PM
Are you serious? Errors in judgement?

C'mon mannnnn!!

What would you call getting into a car and driving with a BAC of .24? Poor judgment! A lot of people would say he was being stupid or being a moron. I would say those people are right too! Either way you slice it, he's allowing alcohol to take over his life.

On the Jags boards there are people saying he was sloppy drunk in Jax bar on Friday night after they finished OTAs. Then apparently went on a drunken binge the next night that continued into Sunday morning. On top of that, he was actually supposed to be in Houston for an appearance on Saturday but told the promoter he was "sick". So it could have been in Houston that he could've gotten that DUI if he had chosen to attend the event. I would say that's a dude that has a serious problem. Whatever you want to call it..... Disease? Poor Judgement? Being a Moron? Stupid? He needs to get a hold of it quick.

thunderkyss
06-04-2012, 04:57 PM
What would you call getting into a car and driving with a BAC of .24? Poor judgment!

I call it criminal. This goes way beyond "poor judgement"

Texn4life
06-04-2012, 05:48 PM
I call it criminal. This goes way beyond "poor judgement"

Then I would say you're right as well. But it starts with poor judgement.

TimeKiller
06-04-2012, 05:58 PM
Honestly, I'm halfway impressed he could pull himself together enough to get in a car, have keys, use them to start a vehicle, etc....halfway disgusted.

.24?

If that was me, I'd be asleep. Middle of anywhere style.

CloakNNNdagger
06-04-2012, 08:41 PM
More than pissed at this! It's a total joke, why this guy would put himself in this situation? He lied saying he learned from the 1st DUI. Now blowing .24!!! Insane to think, he was driving at that level! I can't believe his friends would allow him to drive, unless Balckmon drinks alone? Oh, the Jags are jinxed at WR and 1st round picks. I'm sure the Bengals and Cowboys are hoping we drop him. This really put a negative taste on the new Jags media drive. His contract is going to be even more structured now, for protection for the Jags origanization. He probably just lost 3-4 millon for this. I like the pick, but now this clown is embarassing the team and city of Jax. Here's to the off season. :kitten::kitten::kitten:


You might call it "tradition."

Blackmon is Jacksonville’s fourth first-round draft pick since 2000 to face problems after being selected. The team has tried for nearly a decade to find a suitable replacement for its best receiving tandem ever, Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell.

Former Arkansas quarterback-turned-wide receiver Matt Jones, selected in 2005, was charged with cocaine possession in July 2008 and ordered into a drug treatment program. He was suspended for three games in late 2008 for violations of the NFL’s drug policy and cut in the spring of 2009.

The team’s 2004 first-round pick, Washington wide receiver Reggie Williams, wasn’t re-signed after being charged with drug possession in Houston in 2009.

And wide receiver R. Jay Soward of Southern Cal, taken in the first round in 2000, seldom played due to drug and alcohol problems that led to numerous suspensions. link (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/jaguars-draft-pick-justin-blackmon-appears-in-oklahoma-court-on-drunken-driving-charge/2012/06/04/gJQAjosUEV_story.html)

BTW, Blackmon pleaded "NOT GUILTY" this afternoon in court.

Texan_Bill
06-04-2012, 08:53 PM
More than pissed at this! It's a total joke, why this guy would put himself in this situation? He lied saying he learned from the 1st DUI. Now blowing .24!!! Insane to think, he was driving at that level! I can't believe his friends would allow him to drive, unless Balckmon drinks alone? Oh, the Jags are jinxed at WR and 1st round picks. I'm sure the Bengals and Cowboys are hoping we drop him. This really put a negative taste on the new Jags media drive. His contract is going to be even more structured now, for protection for the Jags origanization. He probably just lost 3-4 millon for this. I like the pick, but now this clown is embarassing the team and city of Jax. Here's to the off season. :kitten::kitten::kitten:

Pretty sure it won't cost him any money at all... Rookie contracts are slotted nowadays... Good luck with that Jags. Sorry Mootini!!

Hottoddie
06-04-2012, 09:34 PM
Yo Justin,

I can make you a sweet deal on a really cute ankle bracelet. Tweet me. Let me know if you're interested.

Lindsay

mootini
06-05-2012, 09:03 AM
What would you call getting into a car and driving with a BAC of .24? Poor judgment! A lot of people would say he was being stupid or being a moron. I would say those people are right too! Either way you slice it, he's allowing alcohol to take over his life.

On the Jags boards there are people saying he was sloppy drunk in Jax bar on Friday night after they finished OTAs. Then apparently went on a drunken binge the next night that continued into Sunday morning. On top of that, he was actually supposed to be in Houston for an appearance on Saturday but told the promoter he was "sick". So it could have been in Houston that he could've gotten that DUI if he had chosen to attend the event. I would say that's a dude that has a serious problem. Whatever you want to call it..... Disease? Poor Judgement? Being a Moron? Stupid? He needs to get a hold of it quick.

:goodpost: So true!!!! Yeah, I heard he cancelled his Houston appearence too....He was on a binder. Probably didn't drink the whole time at OTA's. Now this idiot, pleads not guilty! LOL Oh, I raise the white flag>>>I'm so sick of this! Blackmon is supposed to be back here in Jax today...wonder how Khan/Front office is going deal with him? Blackmon also has a Jaguar Caravan appearence on Friday in St. Mary, GA...wonder how that's going to go? :kitten:

GlassHalfFull
06-05-2012, 10:17 AM
If you can function enough to even be in a car not passed out with a. 24 blood alcohol level, it sends up a red flag to me about your drinking habits. Somebody has built up a serious tolerance for alcohol. We are talking pro level drinking. He needs help.

mootini
06-05-2012, 11:13 AM
LOL...Blackmon, was reading his appology, after his 1st DUI. Does his body language show remorse? Hell no! Big smile.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDthADTphkw

mootini
06-05-2012, 11:22 AM
You might call it "tradition."

link (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/jaguars-draft-pick-justin-blackmon-appears-in-oklahoma-court-on-drunken-driving-charge/2012/06/04/gJQAjosUEV_story.html)

BTW, Blackmon pleaded "NOT GUILTY" this afternoon in court.

I call it a hex or jinx! Or terrible luck? It's unbelievible to think you can strike out that many times on 1st round picks and for WR's! Not guilty!!! LOL what a joke! Imagine, if he had killed someone?

mootini
06-05-2012, 11:30 AM
Pretty sure it won't cost him any money at all... Rookie contracts are slotted nowadays... Good luck with that Jags. Sorry Mootini!!

I know he is slotted $, but may have some new clauses, that protect the Jags from guarantee payment, if he ends up in jail/suspension/another DUI? Jag fans are not happy right now, sorta a blackeye for the offseason. Apparently, news is coming out on the OTA's the coaches were getting upset at Blackmon, not grasping the plays/routes...like he wasn't studying the play books....sounds like he was out pounding drinks in Jax! Also people saw him stumbling around Jax too. I'm beyond upset...I'm to the point, I don't care to see him in the line up...I don't care if he's an amazing WR...the bad PR to the Jags and butt of jokes, piss me off more than anything.

mootini
06-05-2012, 11:31 AM
If you can function enough to even be in a car not passed out with a. 24 blood alcohol level, it sends up a red flag to me about your drinking habits. Somebody has built up a serious tolerance for alcohol. We are talking pro level drinking. He needs help.

:goodpost: So true!

Playoffs
06-05-2012, 11:57 AM
This Justin Blackmon's Nickname thread started in April on Jaguars Forum has taken a turn for the worse:

http://forum.jaguars.com/index.php?showtopic=702093&st=0

:lol:

SheTexan
06-05-2012, 12:00 PM
Understand I don't feel bad for this kid for one second, but its clear at this point he needs some help. He needs to be suspended for 2 games minimum, and the NFL needs to REQUIRE him to enter a rehab. Having dealt with alcoholism with myself and family it's a very serious issue. The league needs to step up, do the right thing, and save this kid from himself. Football should not be important at all. I didn't even know about the Vegas story, but he's heading in the wrong direction.

Blowing at .24 makes it even more alarming for me. I hope for his sake he gets the help he needs.

WHAT?? You think the league should step up, do the RIGHT thing, and SAVE this kid from himself, BUT, football should not be important at all?? Please tell me WHY the league should even get involved? This dude obviously had problems LONG before he entered the NFL. Since you've dealt with alcoholism yourself, you should know that the treatment starts with SELF! The NFL can't "save" this kid from himself, he's the only one who can do that. Maybe being in the NFL is a detriment to this dude! Lots of money, fame, free time to do what he pleases. The fact that he pleaded NOT GUILTY says a lot, IMHO! He's not ready to admit he has a problem, and NOONE, not even the powerful NFL, can help him until he's ready to help himself. JMO!!

Playoffs
06-05-2012, 12:21 PM
Please tell me WHY the league should even get involved?1) For the same reasons any "boss" should help an employee in need, 2) He's an NFL player now and representing the league, 3) It's the right thing to do.

The NFL can't "save" this kid from himself, he's the only one who can do that...he has a problem, and NOONE, not even the powerful NFL, can help him until he's ready to help himself. JMO!!True, but there are millions of sober alcoholics who initially got sober because of a "nudge from a judge" or because they had a "back problem" (wife is on my back, boss is on my back...) I'm one.

The fact that he pleaded NOT GUILTY says a lot, IMHO!Anyone and everyone with an attorney pleads "not guilty" at the first court date. It's part of the process. Majority of the time it leads to a plea agreement based on a later "guilty" plea down the road.

CloakNNNdagger
06-05-2012, 12:50 PM
Justin Blackmon
Pleads Not Guilty to DUI (http://www.tmz.com/2012/06/05/justin-blackmon-dui-not-guilty/)


Former Oklahoma State badass Justin Blackmon insists ... he didn't drive like a drunk lunatic last weekend -- pleading "not guilty" in court yesterday to DUI.

According to the arrest report, Justin was pulled over early Sunday morning in Stillwater, OK for driving 60mph in a 35, and swerving into oncoming traffic. When the officer approached the vehicle, he detected the odor of alcohol.

According to the officer, Justin had red watery eyes and admitted to drinking before getting into the car.

The officer administered a field sobriety test and, after an abysmal performance, Justin was placed under arrest for DUI. When he got back to the police station, Blackmon blew a .24 (three times the legal limit).

Interesting -- Blackmon was recently drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars, but still hasn't signed with the team. It's unclear how the arrest will affect negotiations, but there are reports the Jags will low ball him now.

Blackmon is currently free on $1,000 bond. His next court date's July 24th.

By the time he arrived at the police station. additional time would have gone by for his BAC to have decrease.............in other words, at the time of the stop, his BAC would have been higher!

CloakNNNdagger
06-05-2012, 12:57 PM
From NFL NEWS (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82994696/article/justin-blackmon-was-argumentative-when-arrested?module=HP11_headline_stack)

Justin BlaJustin Blackmon was 'argumentative' when arrested


By Gregg Rosenthal
Around The League editor
Published: June 5, 2012 at 07:50 a.m.
Updated: June 5, 2012 at 08:50 a.m.



More details continue to emerge following Jacksonville Jaguars wideout Justin Blackmon's arrest over the weekend. Blackmon, who pleaded not guilty to DUI charges on Monday, will be able to answer some of the questions after the incident when he returns to the team.

The Florida Times-Union noted Monday that police said Blackmon was "argumentative" when he was pulled over. He failed to yield to police for four blocks. When questioned, Blackmon reportedly said, "I just flew in. I don't know why you are harassing me."

He blew a .24 and .26 on his breathalyzer test, over three times the legal limit. The District Attorney in Stillwater, Okla., indicated Blackmon will not be able to plea to a lesser charge.

Blackmon is expected to return to the Jaguars for offseason conditioning Tuesday and is likely to hold a news conference this week. Blackmon's arrest came at a time the team was starting its caravan to try to sell season tickets outside of Jacksonville. The No. 5 overall pick was scheduled to appear at a team event in Georgia on Friday.

There have been suggestions that the Jaguars will not offer Blackmon a fully guaranteed contract like the Arizona Cardinals gave last year's No. 5 overall pick: LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson.

Señor Stan
06-05-2012, 01:47 PM
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g67/senorstan/blackmon.gif

CloakNNNdagger
06-05-2012, 02:36 PM
In one stretch from 2006 to 2008, 11 Jaguar players were arrested. In April this year, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton needed eye surgery after he was hit in the head with a bottle at a Jacksonville nightclub.

The incident that received the most national attention happened in 2008, when offensive lineman Richard Collier was shot six times. As a result, he was paralyzed from the waist down and his left leg was amputated.

What's ironic is that Collier spoke about making good decisions off the field to his former Jaguars teammates the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, during organized team activities.

It's too bad someone wasn't listening.

Blackmon's arrest also has opened old wounds because several of the team's wide receivers have had extensive issues with drugs and alcohol.

The most notable was five-time Pro Bowler Jimmy Smith, who was placed in the NFL's substance-abuse program in 2003 after testing positive for cocaine following a traffic stop. Smith also was busted for possessing crack cocaine and marijuana in 2009 -- three years after he had retired from the Jaguars.

The problem with young players is that many of them are too arrogant to believe their reckless behavior will ever jeopardize their careers. They don't believe their lives will ever turn out like those of Matt Jones and Reggie Williams, two receivers the Jaguars selected in the first round who eventually destroyed their reputations and careers because of drug and alcohol arrests.

Blackmon has taken a step down that destructive path, and it would be beyond embarrassing if another Jaguars receiver proved to be a waste of time.link (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8012422/jaguars-not-guarantee-justin-blackmon-much-money-dui)

CloakNNNdagger
06-05-2012, 02:41 PM
Blackmon gives Khan first big challenge of NFL ownership
Posted by Mike Florio on June 4, 2012, 11:08 PM EDT

Last week, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan got the first test of his tenure as owner of the team, thanks to a public pissing match with the City of Jacksonville.

He hadn’t seen anything yet.

Khan now has to decide what to do with receiver Justin Blackmon, the fifth overall pick in the draft who consumed much more than a six-pack (allegedly) before getting behind the wheel of a car on Sunday morning.

Khan has options. He can do nothing, deferring to the authorities first and, if Blackmon is convicted or pleads guilty (or no contest or enters a diversion program), the league office second. At the other end of the spectrum, Khan can renounce his rights to Blackmon — which is almost as unlikely as Khan renouncing his rights to the franchise.

In between those two extremes resides a range of possibilities. Khan can, as previously explained, insist on provisions in Blackmon’s rookie deal that would erase future salary guarantees if Blackmon has any further incidents. Or Khan could insist on breaking from the slotting process, offering Blackmon a contract that represents a fair estimate of what he would receive based on where Blackmon would be selected if the draft were held today.

Khan could take that mindset to another level, explaining to Blackmon’s agent that the player will be offered a contract roughly worth what he would receive if he sits out a full year and re-enters the draft in 2012, inevitably being selected far lower than the fifth overall pick.

Then there’s the possibility (albeit remote) of sending Blackmon to a new team, now. Under Article 6, Section 4(b) of the CBA, a drafted rookie who has not signed a contract may be traded until 30 days before the first game of the regular season. (This year, the deadline is August 6.) Of course, that approach would reflect the ultimate in buying high and selling low; few teams would give the Jaguars at this point anything equivalent to the value of the fifth overall pick in the draft.

But it would send one hell of a message.

Khan’s choice, whatever it may be, will provide important insight into his views regarding the team he has purchased. Will winning overcome principal? Or will principal be massaged in a manner conducive to winning? A cynic may say that the final decision ultimately will be driven by the path most likely to sell tickets.

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/khan-e1338865697639.jpg?w=237

I won't even try to comment on this pic.:chef:

Playoffs
06-05-2012, 03:08 PM
Florio is tiresome, at best.

Jags aren't dumping Blackmon. :smiliepalm:

ChampionTexan
06-05-2012, 03:23 PM
Florio is tiresome, at best.

Jags aren't dumping Blackmon. :smiliepalm:

I'm not following - there was no part of what Florio wrote that insinuated that the Jags might dump him (although I agree with him being tiresome all too often).

Playoffs
06-05-2012, 03:48 PM
I'm not following - there was no part of what Florio wrote that insinuated that the Jags might dump him (although I agree with him being tiresome all too often).

This part:Then there’s the possibility (albeit remote) of sending Blackmon to a new team, now.

Regardless of "the rules", the owner with the funny mustache & gangster suit needs to get in a room with the player and his agents his manager and his family and his coaches .... get an acknowledgement, make a plan, get a commitment, and get him to some good help. There are lives at stake: the public's & the player's.

TejasTom
06-05-2012, 09:09 PM
It would be pretty amazing if they knew who he was and tried to let him sober up for a few hours before blowing again, and he still got a .24.

Yes it would. Using a BAC calculator, if he started around 10 PM, it would 19 drinks to get to .24 if he still weighs 215 and drank at a constant pace.

TejasTom
06-05-2012, 09:18 PM
This is his 2nd DUI?

A Jaguar never changes his spots.

Texan_Bill
06-05-2012, 09:30 PM
A Jaguar never changes his spots.

DUDE!!! That's funny on so many levels!! :goodpost:

steelbtexan
06-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Blackmon gives Khan first big challenge of NFL ownership
Posted by Mike Florio on June 4, 2012, 11:08 PM EDT



http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/khan-e1338865697639.jpg?w=237

I won't even try to comment on this pic.:chef:

I'll comment for you.

Looks like Jeremy and Blackmon are ready to go out partying with the ladies.

BTW, does the 1 Blackmon is holding represent the legal limit in Fla. or Blackmons I.Q.?

GP
06-06-2012, 01:33 AM
I think the Jags are going to be the worst team in the NFL over the next 5 years.

Like, historically the worst team in football over a 5-year span. I don't think they know what they're doing. Once MJD is done, it's going to get very very ugly for them.

Texn4life
06-06-2012, 02:08 AM
WHAT?? You think the league should step up, do the RIGHT thing, and SAVE this kid from himself, BUT, football should not be important at all?? Please tell me WHY the league should even get involved? This dude obviously had problems LONG before he entered the NFL. Since you've dealt with alcoholism yourself, you should know that the treatment starts with SELF! The NFL can't "save" this kid from himself, he's the only one who can do that. Maybe being in the NFL is a detriment to this dude! Lots of money, fame, free time to do what he pleases. The fact that he pleaded NOT GUILTY says a lot, IMHO! He's not ready to admit he has a problem, and NOONE, not even the powerful NFL, can help him until he's ready to help himself. JMO!!

Playoffs pretty much covered my answers to you. Unfortunately it took some tough love from my friends and family to calm me down. After I finished playing ball, drinking filled a void in my life and kind of took over. I didn't think I had a problem at the time. The NFL should get involved if they truly care for the welfare of their players. Just like they prevent guys from coming into the game after concussions.

It wouldn't be out of line for the NFL to make some type of alcohol invervention madatory for players who committ alcohol related crimes. I think it would be a great idea. Most of these guys don't think they have a problem just like I didn't. Its something I fight with every day of my life so even if he realizes he has a problem that still may not change anything. Support groups and being around others who are dealing with similar issues help. So I understand what this kid's going through. Its why I hope he gets it under control, but most people can't just quit like that on their own. It doesn't just work like that trust me. Fortunately I've never had to deal with the legal issues that are facing him, and he was completely dumb for getting behind the wheel of a car.

mootini
06-06-2012, 07:48 AM
I'm stoked to see Freddie T in gainesville tonight, going to get my boys his autograph. The only positive thing from this 2nd DUI, is that Blackmon didn't kill anybody and maybe it's early enough, he can change his habits? I'm sure he got an ear full yesterday at Everbank. He is going to have a press conference today. Here's cool article, right here. http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2012/6/5/3066435/fred-taylor-reaches-out-to-justin-blackmon?ref=yahoo


By the way, I don't think the Jags are going to be bad for very long. You guys are forgetting the Weaver/JDR era is over...there is a new attitude down here. A spark, not sure how to describe it...feeling Khan is going to build a really good franchise. It takes time, look how long the Texans took! If Kubes would have choked last season, he like JDR would be gone. That's the nature of the NFL. True fans stick through the think and the thin...that's the fun!

mootini
06-06-2012, 07:53 AM
I think the Jags are going to be the worst team in the NFL over the next 5 years.

Like, historically the worst team in football over a 5-year span. I don't think they know what they're doing. Once MJD is done, it's going to get very very ugly for them.

LOL, let me que REM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVmB3lRjCmc There is always another player that stands up and becomes a player, that's the nature of the NFL. I wouldn't be surprised, if the Jags will challenge for the AFC South title this season!

Señor Stan
06-06-2012, 08:35 AM
LOL, let me que REM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVmB3lRjCmc There is always another player that stands up and becomes a player, that's the nature of the NFL. I wouldn't be surprised, if the Jags will challenge for the AFC South title this season!

Sincerely,

the 16 QBs who have started for the Dolphins since Marino retired

Playoffs
06-06-2012, 09:17 AM
....I wouldn't be surprised, if the Jags will challenge for the AFC South title this season!
Too many mootinis. I suggest you join Justin "Johnny Walker" Blackmon in rehab. ;)

Blake
06-06-2012, 10:12 AM
lol @ Just-in Toxicated.

mootini
06-06-2012, 10:21 AM
Sincerely,

the 16 QBs who have started for the Dolphins since Marino retired

I guess players like Wes Walker and all the other Dolphin players since Marino's retirement don't count? I agree at franchise QB is necessary for success. The Dolphins QB's, like the Jags w/WR's, have been snake bitten. Watch Garrard win out in the Dolphins camp this season and produce a winning record! LOL

mootini
06-06-2012, 10:26 AM
Too many mootinis. I suggest you join Justin "Johnny Walker" Blackmon in rehab. ;)

Nope, just enjoying pre-season Teal Kool Aid LOL. I think those damm Titans will sneak up this season too...watch out! This one is for Blackmon! :barman:

mootini
06-06-2012, 10:27 AM
A Jaguar never changes his spots.

And texans are just BULL?

Señor Stan
06-06-2012, 11:55 AM
I guess players like Wes Walker and all the other Dolphin players since Marino's retirement don't count? I agree at franchise QB is necessary for success. The Dolphins QB's, like the Jags w/WR's, have been snake bitten. Watch Garrard win out in the Dolphins camp this season and produce a winning record! LOL

You didn't get the point I was making, or I didn't get yours...the context was that everything was going to be A.O.K in Jacksonville once MJD was gone because it was the nature of the NFL for someone to step up. I brought up the Miami QBs as an obvious time when that didn't happen. Same could be said for Texans RBs until Arian Foster....

badboy
06-06-2012, 12:25 PM
It is amazing how many folks I know make comments about players/singers/actors/politicians, etc but they themselves guzzle alcohol like there is no tomorrow. Sunday night out by pool a 24 YOA male was telling me that he had a DWI in March and drove his huge pickup completely over the back and trunk from the side of a woman's vehicle. Fortunately neither were seriously hurt but really shook up. When I questioned the beer in his hand, he said "It is only my 5th, I am okay." I am not knocking the consumption of alcohol just lack of responsibility that many show and the desire to get blitzed to have a good time.

Thorn
06-06-2012, 01:09 PM
It is amazing how many folks I know make comments about players/singers/actors/politicians, etc but they themselves guzzle alcohol like there is no tomorrow. Sunday night out by pool a 24 YOA male was telling me that he had a DWI in March and drove his huge pickup completely over the back and trunk from the side of a woman's vehicle. Fortunately neither were seriously hurt but really shook up. When I questioned the beer in his hand, he said "It is only my 5th, I am okay." I am not knocking the consumption of alcohol just lack of responsibility that many show and the desire to get blitzed to have a good time.

I do not drink and drive anymore. Being single, that has really cut down on what was left of a very small social life. This does not mean I don't drink anymore, far from it, it just means I don't drink and drive.

mootini
06-06-2012, 01:36 PM
Here's the press conference...blog...no video! http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/400617/gene-frenette/2012-06-06/live-blog-jaguars-news-conference-discuss-justin


Said the same thing he said in 2010...Will seek rehab, but doesn't think he has a drinking problem? Seems like a big disconnect here! Why do I feel, he will get another DUI.

mootini
06-06-2012, 01:52 PM
You didn't get the point I was making, or I didn't get yours...the context was that everything was going to be A.O.K in Jacksonville once MJD was gone because it was the nature of the NFL for someone to step up. I brought up the Miami QBs as an obvious time when that didn't happen. Same could be said for Texans RBs until Arian Foster....

I got what your are saying, but no team is OK, if their star player goes down or leaves. I believe things are looking up in Jax right now, that's all I was trying to say. No doom and gloom. It all rest in the hands of Gabby, where your franchise should rest it's future. If Gabbert can step up the passing game, this team can be a playoff contender. If not, back to square one...look what happens when Schabb goes down! If he can stay healthy this entire season...Texans are posed to do real good, possible SB?

Playoffs
06-06-2012, 02:27 PM
This is why you get them in rehab a.s.a.p. .... he doesn't see it, yet.

Blackmon was asked if he had a problem with alcohol considering his previous DUI arrest in college.

"I do not. I just made a poor choice. It was completely my fault. I just have to make better judgment," Blackmon said.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8299cb9a/article/justin-blackmon-i-dont-have-problem

Texn4life
06-06-2012, 04:06 PM
This is why you get them in rehab a.s.a.p. .... he doesn't see it, yet.

Blackmon was asked if he had a problem with alcohol considering his previous DUI arrest in college.

"I do not. I just made a poor choice. It was completely my fault. I just have to make better judgment," Blackmon said.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8299cb9a/article/justin-blackmon-i-dont-have-problem

This is what I was trying to explain to SheTexan. Most alcoholics don't think they have a problem. I said the exact same things that Blackmon is saying at one point in my life. I would be shocked though if the Jags aren't mandating some type of treatment to this kid at this point. They have way too much invested in him. It may be quiet and behind the scenes, but they won't just say "ok, now don't do this again".

CloakNNNdagger
06-06-2012, 07:12 PM
The fact is that Blackmon is not "ready." Alcohol has been around for quite a while. It has invariably carried with it very similar problems through the centuries, even though each somewhat unique to their own associated contemporary times.

This very detailed historic / medical / statistical review of the success (or failure) of rehab (http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-effectiveness.html) essentially reinforces the fact that if success is to be had, it will only occur because and when the subject is ready for it to be. A worthwhile read whether you have a problem with alcohol or not.

Texecutioner
06-06-2012, 07:30 PM
I got what your are saying, but no team is OK, if their star player goes down or leaves. I believe things are looking up in Jax right now, that's all I was trying to say. No doom and gloom. It all rest in the hands of Gabby, where your franchise should rest it's future. If Gabbert can step up the passing game, this team can be a playoff contender. If not, back to square one...look what happens when Schabb goes down! If he can stay healthy this entire season...Texans are posed to do real good, possible SB?

Seems like blind hope to me, but don't let me take away from your optimism. Gabbert looks awful to me. MJD is getting old and beaten down. He will cave in the next season or two. Blackmon is a great talent, but is already looking like a suspension waiting to happen. The Jags are in a lot of trouble once again if you ask me.

Texan_Bill
06-06-2012, 08:13 PM
Nope, just enjoying pre-season Teal Kool Aid LOL. I think those damm Titans will sneak up this season too...watch out! This one is for Blackmon! :barman:

Mess with the bull, you get the horns! ;)

Texan_Bill
06-06-2012, 08:15 PM
Nope, just enjoying pre-season Teal Kool Aid LOL. I think those damm Titans will sneak up this season too...watch out! This one is for Blackmon! :barman:

Don't worry about the Tinnbreds. They have Karma working against them as long as Pud Adams is alive with his cheap ass (i.e. making his cheerleaders ride a bus for a photoshoot in Florida).

Playoffs
06-06-2012, 08:23 PM
This very detailed historic / medical / statistical review of the success (or failure) of rehab (http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-effectiveness.html) essentially reinforces the fact that if success is to be had, it will only occur because and when the subject is ready for it to be...Studies are fine and all, but you never know when during the process someone will "get" it. I've witnessed hundreds & hundreds of people "come to the realization" months, even years after they had been forced to go on a drinking hiatus by some kind of trouble. One of your own kind, Doc -- hot-shot surgeon in Dallas at that fancy pants hospital ... choked out his Chief of Staff one day and then went up to the roof to jump off ... 30 days in treatment, arrogant throughout, didn't take ... about a year later he called me saying it just "clicked" for him one day. Sober ever since. That was 15 years ago.

I'll tell you this: the vast majority of people walking into a treatment facility don't want to quit -- not really quit. They just want the ____ to stop. (pain,bleeding,heat,shame,etc.)

You never know when the miracle might happen. Or to/for who/whom. There's no way to explain why one guy got it and the other died. And trust that most people with this problem end up as part of the "in-crowd" ..... in a hospital, in a jail, or in the ground.

SheTexan
06-06-2012, 08:48 PM
This is what I was trying to explain to SheTexan. Most alcoholics don't think they have a problem. I said the exact same things that Blackmon is saying at one point in my life. I would be shocked though if the Jags aren't mandating some type of treatment to this kid at this point. They have way too much invested in him. It may be quiet and behind the scenes, but they won't just say "ok, now don't do this again".

I understand what you are saying, but, I will refer to Cloaks post! I just believe the subject has to realize he/she has a problem before success can be obtained. BTW: I grew up in a dysfuctional family dominated with alcoholics, plus I was DUMB enough to marry one. One reason why I rarely touch the stuff today! So, I am not ignorant of the effect alcohol can have on an individual, or his/her family.

The key word is SUCCESS! He can go into rehab, whether mandated by the league, the Jags, or voluntary, but, chances are he will NOT be successful until he realizes he is an addict!! Hopefully, rehab will help him realize he has an issue, and he can get to the point that LIFE is more important than alcohol. I wish him the best.

CloakNNNdagger
06-06-2012, 09:07 PM
Studies are fine and all, but you never know when during the process someone will "get" it. I've witnessed hundreds & hundreds of people "come to the realization" months, even years after they had been forced to go on a drinking hiatus by some kind of trouble. One of your own kind, Doc -- hot-shot surgeon in Dallas at that fancy pants hospital ... choked out his Chief of Staff one day and then went up to the roof to jump off ... 30 days in treatment, arrogant throughout, didn't take ... about a year later he called me saying it just "clicked" for him one day. Sober ever since. That was 15 years ago.

I'll tell you this: the vast majority of people walking into a treatment facility don't want to quit -- not really quit. They just want the ____ to stop. (pain,bleeding,heat,shame,etc.)

You never know when the miracle might happen. Or to/for who/whom. There's no way to explain why one guy got it and the other died. And trust that most people with this problem end up as part of the "in-crowd" ..... in a hospital, in a jail, or in the ground.

Everything you've written goes along with the person must be "ready"...........whether he's in AA, rehab, jail, in a hospital or just at home...........no one is going to be able to make that person "ready."

Texn4life
06-06-2012, 09:25 PM
I understand what you are saying, but, I will refer to Cloaks post! I just believe the subject has to realize he/she has a problem before success can be obtained. BTW: I grew up in a dysfuctional family dominated with alcoholics, plus I was DUMB enough to marry one. One reason why I rarely touch the stuff today! So, I am not ignorant of the effect alcohol can have on an individual, or his/her family.

The key word is SUCCESS! He can go into rehab, whether mandated by the league, the Jags, or voluntary, but, chances are he will NOT be successful until he realizes he is an addict!! Hopefully, rehab will help him realize he has an issue, and he can get to the point that LIFE is more important than alcohol. I wish him the best.

I can only speak for personal experiences with myself and others who have been able to change their lives. And also for those who weren't able to and lost their lives. One of the things that alcohol education teaches you is awareness. Awareness for what you're doing to yourself, your body, your loved ones, and potentially innocent people u come across. While Blackmon may not be "ready", he needs to be made fully aware of what he's doing to himself and others.

There are conversations I can remember word for word I had with people and those words keep me going forward. The reason I say it should be mandatory is because he needs to have everything taken away from him, talk to someone about whats causing him to drink so heavily, and really be forced to think about what his drinking could lead to. Will it be successful? Maybe not, but he would become a better man for it purely for understanding alone I can promise you that. Every alcoholic can't be saved so I'm not saying its a sure thing it would work, but its definitely something that I feel would greatly benefit him.

CloakNNNdagger
06-07-2012, 02:17 PM
Blackmon could very well be following in the footsteps of this WR. Rogers was in mandated rehab at least 3 times during his NFL career. Arrest warrant issued for Charles Rogers (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/07/arrest-warrant-issued-for-charles-rogers/)

CloakNNNdagger
06-08-2012, 01:48 PM
Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon: I’m done drinking for now


By MARK LONG

AP Sports Writer
Last Modified: Jun 6, 2012 03:00PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sitting between his coach and general manager, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon stared at the ground for much of the 18-minute news conference Wednesday.

He looked every bit like a kid in trouble.

Blackmon apologized for his “poor judgment,” vowed to learn and grow from his latest alcohol-related arrest and insisted he doesn’t have a drinking problem. Nonetheless, he swore off alcohol for now.

“People are going to think what they are going to think,” Blackmon said. “Words are words. It’s my actions that are going to have to show.”

The first-round draft pick was arrested during a traffic stop in Stillwater, Okla., early Sunday after a breath test allegedly showed his blood alcohol content to be three times the legal limit. He appeared in an Oklahoma courtroom Monday and pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. Blackmon was allowed to remain free on $1,000 bond. His next court date is July 24, three days before training camp.

In the meantime, he has plenty of work to do to restore his image.

“I just want to apologize and let people know that it’s not who I am, that’s not who I’m going to be,” he said.

It was Blackmon’s second alcohol-related incident in less than two years. He was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge in Texas in 2010 after officers caught him speeding on a suburban Dallas highway. The charge was later reduced to an underage alcohol possession charge.

He might not be so lucky this time around.

Although jail time is unlikely, Blackmon could end up on probation. He also could be suspended by the NFL, and Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said the arrest could affect contract negotiations.

Jacksonville traded up to select the former Oklahoma State star with the fifth pick in April’s NFL draft.

“At the time that we made the selection, we felt very good about the selection,” Smith said. “And I still do because I feel like I’ve got to take a man for his word. We have a chance to get him right. He’s a young player and he’s got to do his part.”

Blackmon declined to answer several questions about that night, citing the pending legal process.

But he made it clear he doesn’t feel like he has a drinking problem.

“I do not,” he said. “I just think I made a poor choice. I put myself in a bad situation. It’s completely my fault. I’ve just got to make better judgment on that.”

He said he would do whatever the league and the Jaguars ask of him. But he added that he’s up for the challenge of getting on the right path and staying there.

“I know they put a lot of pressure on me, but I put more pressure on myself to make this right and I’m going to put more pressure on myself, continue to do that, get out of this situation and to make it right,” he said. “It’s all about growing from your mistakes, learning from them and maturing and trying not to make the same ones over again.”

His big bombshell was that he has given up alcohol, at least for now.

“I’m done,” he said. “Right now, I’m done with all that. ... I can’t promise you 10 years down the road that I’m going to be done. I just know that as of right now and what I can speak of. I’m looking forward to getting ready to play football and putting this in the past.”

Coach Mike Mularkey expressed disappointment with Blackmon’s actions, especially since the coach brought in several former players recently to talk to the team about the importance of making good decisions.

“We have made a concerted effort for the last three weeks to bring in individuals to show how you should behave once you leave this building,” said Mularkey, who plans to continue the practice. “I’m not going to stop force-feeding it down their throats. ... It’s very important it’s done right.”

And Mularkey made it clear that Blackmon didn’t do anything right.

“Justin let a lot of people down, most importantly family, this organization, teammates,” Mularkey said. “It is a mistake that could turn into a very happy ending solely based on how he responds to this incident. Totally up to him. ... He can make it a good ending or continue the really horrible weekend.”

Blackmon sat quietly by as Mularkey and Smith spoke. There was nothing he could say or do to make it right — only time can change things now.

“I feel terrible,” Blackmon said. “Not only letting down this organization, but my family and friends back home, with the decision that I made, the poor, selfish decision that I made that could have all been changed.”

For now?

GP
06-08-2012, 02:45 PM
LOL, let me que REM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVmB3lRjCmc There is always another player that stands up and becomes a player, that's the nature of the NFL. I wouldn't be surprised, if the Jags will challenge for the AFC South title this season!

You remember the time, about 10 years ago, when Texans fans were on message boards and saying all the things you're saying right now???

Yeah, well...the shoe is on the other foot now. You can wish all you want. You can hope all you want. Only until you see your record, which ought to fall somewhere around 4-12 or maybe 5-11...6-10 if things go well for the Jags...only then will you recall this conversation we're having about the Jags' prospects for 2012 and beyond.

And the "beyond" is what's really depressing, actually. Because after 2012 ends, you'll have a serious QB situation that cannot be ignored or "wished upon a star for" etc. Your RB will be a year older, and he's grinding out his career on a team that does nothing with his yards. You're first round pick of Blackmon will prove to be a mistake, as usual. Your team, IMO, is going to be pretty bad for the next 5 years.

Last season and this season will be the best years you have. And frankly, it doesn't look like your new owner knows much of anything about football. And you don't even want to get started on thinking about the team moving, which is very possible with a new owner who has no sense of loyalty to NFL history and won't think twice about making a financial decision of moving the team.

Enjoy your year. It's going to get worse than what it is now. I sincerely don't mean to be rude, just being honest about the course your team is set upon. It's inescapable. We know full well, because we had grand illusions when we were a new team 10 years ago. Only in year 9 (last year) did anything materialize for us. Prior to that, it was 8 years of mediocrity.. So me saying you guys have 5 years of mediocrity is not as bad as it sounds. But I think it's a fair estimate of the Jags' situation.

b0ng
06-12-2012, 12:43 PM
Meh. While Blackmon is a Jag, and therefore deserves ridicule for his mistakes, it's not like his career is already over. Plenty of guys have gotten DUI's and then have been successful NFL players. Besides, it's not like he was beating some kid unconcious while calling him a "****** jew" (http://www.halfsigma.com/2007/01/ricky_manning_a.html) like MJD did.

mootini
06-12-2012, 02:22 PM
You remember the time, about 10 years ago, when Texans fans were on message boards and saying all the things you're saying right now???

Yeah, well...the shoe is on the other foot now. You can wish all you want. You can hope all you want. Only until you see your record, which ought to fall somewhere around 4-12 or maybe 5-11...6-10 if things go well for the Jags...only then will you recall this conversation we're having about the Jags' prospects for 2012 and beyond.

And the "beyond" is what's really depressing, actually. Because after 2012 ends, you'll have a serious QB situation that cannot be ignored or "wished upon a star for" etc. Your RB will be a year older, and he's grinding out his career on a team that does nothing with his yards. You're first round pick of Blackmon will prove to be a mistake, as usual. Your team, IMO, is going to be pretty bad for the next 5 years.

Last season and this season will be the best years you have. And frankly, it doesn't look like your new owner knows much of anything about football. And you don't even want to get started on thinking about the team moving, which is very possible with a new owner who has no sense of loyalty to NFL history and won't think twice about making a financial decision of moving the team.

Enjoy your year. It's going to get worse than what it is now. I sincerely don't mean to be rude, just being honest about the course your team is set upon. It's inescapable. We know full well, because we had grand illusions when we were a new team 10 years ago. Only in year 9 (last year) did anything materialize for us. Prior to that, it was 8 years of mediocrity.. So me saying you guys have 5 years of mediocrity is not as bad as it sounds. But I think it's a fair estimate of the Jags' situation.

OK, If the Jags do win the division or a even better record than last season, I want you to bite your lip and learn, every year is different in the NFL. That's what makes it so fun to watch. I don't see Khan wanting to move this team. I see an new owner, who for the first time ever, started the Jaguar Caravan...go to the Jags site..read up...Weaver NEVER when outside Duval county! That doesn't sound like a owner, who wants to pull up and leave...ummm, I know Houston knows that feeling! All I'm saying, your one injury away from winning and losing. It's just football, sit back and enjoy. If the Jags do suck this season, so be it...I'll be there, supporting them the following season...the same you would do for the Texans. I do think the AFC South is up for grabs this season...Here's to football, let's enjoy!

mootini
06-12-2012, 02:23 PM
Meh. While Blackmon is a Jag, and therefore deserves ridicule for his mistakes, it's not like his career is already over. Plenty of guys have gotten DUI's and then have been successful NFL players. Besides, it's not like he was beating some kid unconcious while calling him a "****** jew" (http://www.halfsigma.com/2007/01/ricky_manning_a.html) like MJD did.

And you would love to have MJD on your team!

b0ng
06-12-2012, 04:30 PM
And you would love to have MJD on your team!

Nah. Foster is a better runner and human being.

SheTexan
06-12-2012, 04:40 PM
And you would love to have MJD on your team!

I read where MJD is one UNhappy camper! Seems he don't think he's getting paid enough moola to play for the kittys.

infantrycak
06-12-2012, 06:46 PM
I read where MJD is one UNhappy camper! Seems he don't think he's getting paid enough moola to play for the kittys.

He is three years into a five year $31 mil contract.

But he has an argument. When he signed the contract he had never had a 1000 yard season. The last three his carries have gone up by 55% and his seasons have each been around 1400+ yards.

mootini
06-13-2012, 08:43 AM
You remember the time, about 10 years ago, when Texans fans were on message boards and saying all the things you're saying right now???

Yeah, well...the shoe is on the other foot now. You can wish all you want. You can hope all you want. Only until you see your record, which ought to fall somewhere around 4-12 or maybe 5-11...6-10 if things go well for the Jags...only then will you recall this conversation we're having about the Jags' prospects for 2012 and beyond.

And the "beyond" is what's really depressing, actually. Because after 2012 ends, you'll have a serious QB situation that cannot be ignored or "wished upon a star for" etc. Your RB will be a year older, and he's grinding out his career on a team that does nothing with his yards. You're first round pick of Blackmon will prove to be a mistake, as usual. Your team, IMO, is going to be pretty bad for the next 5 years.

Last season and this season will be the best years you have. And frankly, it doesn't look like your new owner knows much of anything about football. And you don't even want to get started on thinking about the team moving, which is very possible with a new owner who has no sense of loyalty to NFL history and won't think twice about making a financial decision of moving the team.

Enjoy your year. It's going to get worse than what it is now. I sincerely don't mean to be rude, just being honest about the course your team is set upon. It's inescapable. We know full well, because we had grand illusions when we were a new team 10 years ago. Only in year 9 (last year) did anything materialize for us. Prior to that, it was 8 years of mediocrity.. So me saying you guys have 5 years of mediocrity is not as bad as it sounds. But I think it's a fair estimate of the Jags' situation.

Apparently, So far, The Jags are looking a lot better, than last season. Check this article out...
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d829bd871/article/which-nfl-team-has-improved-the-most-this-offseason

mootini
06-13-2012, 08:53 AM
I read where MJD is one UNhappy camper! Seems he don't think he's getting paid enough moola to play for the kittys.

I say let him sit and be fined. He signed a 5 year deal w/most of $$$ up front. With 2 years to go on his current contract and then pull, I need more $$$ crap. When he signed his last deal, at that time, he was the 3rd highest paid RB in the NFL. He isn't doing himself any favors sitting out...missing the new coaching staff, owner, Offense, players, upsetting fans, having no connection w/Jax(staying in CA), and not participating on the Jaguar Caravan. He knows, this season, he won't be as highly used, as he did last season. With the WR situation improving and RB Jennings coming back, the pressure will be less than last season. He even admitted he has lost a step, since he knee surgery, which you can see, lost that break away speed. I really like MJD, but I think is agent is making a big mistake here.

mootini
06-13-2012, 08:56 AM
He is three years into a five year $31 mil contract.

But he has an argument. When he signed the contract he had never had a 1000 yard season. The last three his carries have gone up by 55% and his seasons have each been around 1400+ yards.

Agree. Hopefully both sides can come up with a prefomance based extention of payment/benefits? The Jags already said, are not going to re-structure. So, the ball is in his hands. He can come out and play or sit?

Dutchrudder
06-14-2012, 02:37 PM
I remember when MJD signed his last deal and I thought he was underpaid. Now he's REALLY underpaid. He should hold out, the Jags have more than enough capspace to give him a raise and a year or two extension. Unfortunately, that organization is so cheap, they would probably just let him sit out the whole year and go for the #1 pick in the draft instead.

NastyNate
06-14-2012, 09:13 PM
I say let him sit and be fined. He signed a 5 year deal w/most of $$$ up front. With 2 years to go on his current contract and then pull, I need more $$$ crap. When he signed his last deal, at that time, he was the 3rd highest paid RB in the NFL. He isn't doing himself any favors sitting out...missing the new coaching staff, owner, Offense, players, upsetting fans, having no connection w/Jax(staying in CA), and not participating on the Jaguar Caravan. He knows, this season, he won't be as highly used, as he did last season. With the WR situation improving and RB Jennings coming back, the pressure will be less than last season. He even admitted he has lost a step, since he knee surgery, which you can see, lost that break away speed. I really like MJD, but I think is agent is making a big mistake here.


You're crazy, look at his production with the Jags, he IS the offense. He was dumb for signing his last deal, should have been at the 8 million/year mark easily on his last deal.

I remember when MJD signed his last deal and I thought he was underpaid. Now he's REALLY underpaid. He should hold out, the Jags have more than enough capspace to give him a raise and a year or two extension. Unfortunately, that organization is so cheap, they would probably just let him sit out the whole year and go for the #1 pick in the draft instead.

This is too true. I don't blame him one bit.

GP
06-14-2012, 09:42 PM
OK, If the Jags do win the division or a even better record than last season, I want you to bite your lip and learn, every year is different in the NFL. That's what makes it so fun to watch. I don't see Khan wanting to move this team. I see an new owner, who for the first time ever, started the Jaguar Caravan...go to the Jags site..read up...Weaver NEVER when outside Duval county! That doesn't sound like a owner, who wants to pull up and leave...ummm, I know Houston knows that feeling! All I'm saying, your one injury away from winning and losing. It's just football, sit back and enjoy. If the Jags do suck this season, so be it...I'll be there, supporting them the following season...the same you would do for the Texans. I do think the AFC South is up for grabs this season...Here's to football, let's enjoy!

If the Jags win the division, then it will mean the Texans were all locked up in Guatemala on bogus charges for the whole year.

Because there hasn't been as sure of a thing for the AFC South as when the Colts were steamrolling the division back in the day.

New day, new dawn, and your doormat (my team) is not a doormat anymore. I'm telling' ya now: You're not used to a reality that involves the Texans being the dominant team in our division. But you'll get the full effect after this year.

It will sink in fully after 2012.

CloakNNNdagger
06-16-2012, 09:22 AM
He actually blew a .24 AND a .26. But it's good to know that he is "LITERALLY" not a drinker. Wonder if the Jags find out that he will "LITERALLY" stop drinking?

Exclusive: Jags rookie Blackmon says 'I'm not a drinker' in DUI arrest video

Playoffs
06-16-2012, 09:58 AM
I'd almost always deny being drunk when I was drunk -- and I'm talking every time drunk to the same level JB is there. People unfamiliar with me didn't know I was drunk in a blackout. Passed more field sobriety teats than I failed. What got me was the "move the eyes w/flashlight" test.

Next day I'd always admit how stinking drunk I was. Wouldn't lie about it sober, and could never force 12 citizens to be called out of their homes to sit on a jury where I would have had to lie (sober) under oath. A trial, all the people & preparations involved, that's a huge production and inconvenience to many. All because of my ongoing lie? Couldn't do it.

Back in the day, my official answers were...

How much have you had to drink tonight? A couple of beers.
How often do you drink? Once, sometimes twice a week.
Will you blow/draw blood? Yes, but I want my lawyer present to witness the test.

:tomato:

Playoffs
07-24-2012, 01:01 PM
Jaguars’ Blackmon pleads guilty to drunken driving; judge orders $500 fine, community service (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/jaguars-blackmon-pleads-guilty-to-drunken-driving-judge-orders-500-fine-community-service/2012/07/24/gJQAdxzp6W_story.html)

...Police arrested Blackmon during a traffic stop in Stillwater, Okla., on June 3. Authorities said a breath test showed his blood-alcohol content to be three times the legal limit.

Special Judge Michael Stano imposed a deferred sentence of one year, meaning Blackmon will serve no jail time if he fulfills the terms of his sentence. Blackmon was fined $500 and ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.

Lawyer got him a better deal than anyone could have expected.

CloakNNNdagger
07-24-2012, 01:56 PM
Jaguars’ Blackmon pleads guilty to drunken driving; judge orders $500 fine, community service (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/jaguars-blackmon-pleads-guilty-to-drunken-driving-judge-orders-500-fine-community-service/2012/07/24/gJQAdxzp6W_story.html)

...Police arrested Blackmon during a traffic stop in Stillwater, Okla., on June 3. Authorities said a breath test showed his blood-alcohol content to be three times the legal limit.

Special Judge Michael Stano imposed a deferred sentence of one year, meaning Blackmon will serve no jail time if he fulfills the terms of his sentence. Blackmon was fined $500 and ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.

Lawyer got him a better deal than anyone could have expected.

This is why they never learn.

Playoffs
08-01-2012, 07:48 PM
The last unsigned first round pick.

There haven’t been any reports of progress in the Jaguars talks with Blackmon’s agent, Todd France, who is balking at the Jaguars demand that they get protection in the contract if Blackmon has another off-the-field incident. Blackmon pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated DUI in Stillwater, Oklahoma last week.

The money isn’t an issue in the talks because as the fifth player in the draft, he is due to get about $19.5 million for four years.

“We’re communicating,’’ general manager Gene Smith said. “There are no new updates.’’

His agent, Todd France, has not returned phone calls.

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/513351/vito-stellino/2012-08-01/jones-drew-blackmon-holdouts-reach-one-week-mark

HOU-TEX
04-30-2013, 04:05 PM
Homeboy's suspended. No info as to why yet

Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 5m
Jaguars former first-round pick WR Justin Blackmon is being suspended four games by the NFL, per league sources. More on NFL Live now.

pissknocker
04-30-2013, 04:12 PM
loser!!

HOU-TEX
04-30-2013, 04:19 PM
Substance abuse policy

Aaron Wilson ‏@RavensInsider 6m
NFL officially announces Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon's four-game suspension for violating league's substance abuse policy

ObsiWan
04-30-2013, 04:21 PM
and you're SURE this wasn't Justin Beeber?
:kitten:

Dutchrudder
04-30-2013, 04:29 PM
I would think PEDs, but might be alcohol. Have they ever given a 4 game suspension for alcohol abuse?

TejasTom
04-30-2013, 08:53 PM
A Jaguar never changes his spots.

I'll just quote myself.

Texan_Bill
04-30-2013, 09:03 PM
Meh.... We've had a couple of players suspended for four games.

Malloy
05-01-2013, 03:01 AM
and you're SURE this wasn't Justin Beeber?
:kitten:

No, Bieber did'nt inhale :)

Playoffs
11-02-2013, 02:43 PM
STATEMENT BY AN NFL SPOKESPERSON: (http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-PressRelease/Justin-Blackmon-suspended-indefinitely--------/090803c5-e1d4-487a-9632-1f1a453c732f)

Justin Blackmon of the Jacksonville Jaguars has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Blackmon’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the start of the 2014 season.

CloakNNNdagger
11-02-2013, 04:49 PM
STATEMENT BY AN NFL SPOKESPERSON: (http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-PressRelease/Justin-Blackmon-suspended-indefinitely--------/090803c5-e1d4-487a-9632-1f1a453c732f)

Justin Blackmon of the Jacksonville Jaguars has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Blackmon’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the start of the 2014 season.

Aldon Smith just got re-activated from his Sept 22 team "indefinite" suspension...............the NFL has yet to impose their penalty.

Aldon Smith Activated by 49ers from NFI List (http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2013-09-22/aldon-smith-suspended-indefinitely-dui-arrest-marijuana-rehab-49ers)

Hervoyel
11-02-2013, 04:59 PM
The Jags sure can pick WR's.

Playoffs
05-13-2014, 03:12 PM
Justin Blackmon's Jags locker given to Blake Bortles (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000349981/article/justin-blackmons-jags-locker-given-to-blake-bortles)

Mark Long ‏@APMarkLong
Jaguars make it closer to official by getting rid of suspended WR Justin Blackmon's locker

mattieuk
05-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Justin Blackmon's Jags locker given to Blake Bortles (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000349981/article/justin-blackmons-jags-locker-given-to-blake-bortles)

Mark Long ‏@APMarkLong

I hope that they checked the locker for any hidden compartments that might contain anything to get their new QB into trouble... :kitten:

Blake
05-13-2014, 04:21 PM
Amazing... I was super high on this guy coming out of OKState. Unfortunately so was he.

Playoffs
07-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
Jaguars WR Ace Sanders facing a four-game suspension and taking leave from NFL, per @ryanohalloran. Details: http://bit.ly/1kRqnQN

What is it about being a tarps WR...?

b0ng
07-24-2014, 10:25 AM
http://kfor.com/2014/07/24/former-osu-star-justin-blackmon-arrested-for-marijuana-possession/

EDMOND, Okla. – A former Oklahoma State University football star found himself on the wrong side of the law on Wednesday.

According to officials with the Edmond Police Department, Justin Blackmon was arrested for possession of marijuana on Wednesday.

Blackmon was a star wide receiver for OSU before being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012.

Last season, he was suspended from the NFL team for multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

Well that's not going well at all.