Former OSU receiver Justin Blackmon suspended four games by the NFL

Former Oklahoma State star receiver and current Jacksonville Jaguar Justin Blackmon has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
by Gina Mizell Modified: April 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm •  Published: April 30, 2013

Then last June, Blackmon was arrested in Stillwater and charged with aggravated DUI. He pleaded guilty and received a deferred sentence. Court records show Blackmon has submitted proof he completed a substance abuse course and 51.5 hours of community service. His next court date is scheduled for July 24.

Blackmon, who was selected fifth overall by Jacksonville in the 2012 NFL Draft, had a standout three-year career in Stillwater, ranking second in school history in catches (253), receiving yards (3,564) and receiving touchdowns (40). He won back-to-back Biletnikoff Awards in 2010 and 2011.

Blackmon led all NFL rookies with 865 receiving yards last season.

“I will have a productive training camp and pre-season with my team, and during the suspension I will work hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to help the Jaguars when I return,” Blackmon said in the release. “I have chosen to be accountable for my poor decision, and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, the front office and Jaguars fans for the impact of my mistake on the team.”


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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