Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/3/14
(Credit: AP Photo/Patric Schneider)   Things haven’t gone so well for Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon after being selected fifth overall in the 2012 draft. He’s been riddled with trouble, particularly involving alcohol with two DUI’s in as many years, as well as one during college in 2010. It’s a problem he hasn’t been able to shake, and the NFL suspended him after his second DUI for the first four games of the 2013 season. He served his suspension and came back to the Jaguars looking good, and giving Jags fans something to look forward to, grabbing 29 receptions and 415 yards in just four games – but unfortunately he won’t be seeing the field again this season as the Jaguars announced that he has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. The Jaguars released a statement from an NFL spokesperson that said: 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. He hasn’t been the savior that Jacksonville has been looking for, but he hasn’t been the worst receiver when he’s on the field. He’s fun to watch, but he needs to get his life in order, something that Jags GM Dave Caldwell reiterated in a statement released by the team. “All of us who are a part of the Jaguars family care very deeply about Justin and his well-being. That said, he must be held accountable and accept the consequences announced today by the NFL. His suspension will provide him the opportunity to receive the attention and professional treatment necessary to overcome his challenges, and we will support him during this time. The Jacksonville Jaguars will evaluate Justin’s status once he has successfully met the criteria to be considered for reinstatement to the league.” Blackmon will be eligible for a hearing at the beginning of the 2014 season. Until then, it’s best for him to get his life in line and try to overcome the obstacles that are holding him back from being a successful story in the NFL. As for the suspension, there is no known arrest that led to this at this time. It seems as if it’s an internal issue with the league and Blackmon was not arrested by any outside agency for a crime.   Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Editor-in-Chief – Justin Arbogast @NFLGuy_SK The post Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon suspended by NFL indefinitely appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.

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