"I made a mistake and I take full responsibility for it," Blackmon said at the time. "I'm embarrassed to be in this position. I am truly sorry to my family, to my friends and Oklahoma State all together. I look forward to redeeming myself and proving to everybody that this isn't who I am. I'm not this guy and I am humbled by this experience and I will grow from it."
During that press conference, Mike Gundy backed Blackmon and portrayed him as a high character person who had a lapse in judgment.
"It is unfortunate that this happened for him because he really is a very good person," Gundy said at the time. "I wouldn't have an issue with leaving him with my three sons. I'd let him babysit them in a heartbeat. He is a very caring person that has made a mistake.”
Blackmon just completed one of the greatest two-year runs in Oklahoma State history, combining for 232 catches, 3,304 yards and 38 touchdowns. He was the second player in history to win two Biletnikoff Awards, given to the nation’s best wide receiver. Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree was the other.
Blackmon has been competing in offseason rookie activities as a member of the Jaguars, but he is still yet to sign a contract.