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Old 06-03-2012   #1
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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.
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Ouch! Will the NFL's conduct policy count the first one against him when assessing the situation or just this one?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Wasted at 10 am on a Sunday. Ok, I've been there but at least I had the wherewithal not to drive.
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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.
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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.
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He was booked into jail at approximately 10:00 a.m. CT.
Blowing a .15 at 10 in the morning ..... priceless.

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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.
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Default Re: Jaguars 1st pick Justin Blackmon arrested Sunday for aggravated DUI

I've gotta believe Jags fans are almost universally going ballistic right now.

Published shortly before this years draft:

PFW:Why Blackmon might slide

A couple of the high (low) lights:

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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.
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"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.
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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.
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Sounds a bit irresponsible and not a good start.

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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.
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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.
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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!!
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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!
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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.
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