EDMOND — Former All-American Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested Wednesday evening on a marijuana possession complaint.
Police found a marijuana blunt weighing three grams in a cigar box inside a car Blackmon was driving following a traffic stop, according to an Edmond police report.
The arrest is the latest in a series of missteps for the Jacksonville Jaguars wideout, who is currently on indefinite suspension from the NFL. However, according to a social media report from jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser, team owner Shad Kahn does not plan on cutting Blackmon from the team.
About 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at W Edmond Rd. and S Kelly Ave., police initiated a traffic stop when Blackmon made an improper left-hand lane change across a solid center line.
When an officer approached Blackmon, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana in the car. Blackmon then admitted to smoking while driving the vehicle, the report states.
Blackmon was “extremely honest and cooperative” as police booked him into Edmond City jail, the report states. He was later released on $657 bond, police spokeswoman Jennifer Monroe said.
Wednesday’s arrest marks Blackmon’s third run in with the law in the past four years.
Blackmon was arrested in October 2010 on a misdemeanor driving under the influence complaint in Carrollton, Texas, as he returned to Stillwater after a Monday night Dallas Cowboys game. Police radar determined Blackmon was going 92 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone. Blackmon was suspended one game from the OSU football team.
Two months after the Jaguars selected Blackmon with the No. 5 pick in the 2012 NFL draft, he pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI charges stemming from a June arrest in Stillwater. His blood-alcohol level registed .24 and .26 from a police issued breath test.
Blackmon was suspened four games to start the 2013 season after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, but the substance was not identified. When he violated the policy a second time the same year, he was suspended from the league indefinitely.
Blackmon is regarded as one of the most talented wide receivers in OSU football history. He won two Biletnikoff Awards, given to the nation’s best wide receiver, while combining for 232 catches, 3,304 yards and 38 touchdowns over that span.
An OSU athletic department spokesman declined to comment on Blackmon’s arrest.