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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon says he doesn't have an alcohol or substance-abuse problem, adding that his issue is "making a poor decision."
Blackmon was suspended last month for the first four games of the 2013 season for violation the league's substance-abuse policy.
He spoke publicly for the first time Monday, apologizing to teammates and saying he's looking to "put it in the past."
He says, "If you want to ask if I have a problem? I have a problem with making a poor decision."
He declined comment when asked whether he planned to enroll in a rehabilitation program.
Blackmon pleaded guilty last summer to aggravated DUI, which put him in the league's substance-abuse program. Although he declined to reveal what triggered his suspension, he may have failed a random test.
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After getting hit with a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy last month, the troubled Jags WR says he has things under control.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Justin Blackmon has pinned his problems on his decisions.
Blackmon, who has been suspended the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, acknowledged Monday that he’s at a crossroads in his career and his personal life. But the Jacksonville Jaguars receiver insisted he doesn’t have an alcohol or substance-abuse...
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon told the media that he doesn’t have a substance abuse problem, even though he was arrested for DUI.
“No, I would say I don’t,” Blackmon said, per NFL.com. “Out of this whole thing one of the main things I would say that I had a problem with was just making a poor decision, making a selfish decision at that and not thinking...
Earlier this offseason, Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, meaning his must recent run-in with the NFL's substance policy wasn't the first instance of testing positive for a banned substance.
Blackmon has since apologized, once again promising that he's committed...
Jaguars talented 2nd year wide receiver Justin Blackmon has had his issue with drinking and different substance issues going all the way back to Oklahoma State.
Blackmon was even arrested for a DUI a few months after being drafted, and pledged to give up alcohol afterwards.
Recently Blackmon was suspended four games for violating the leagues substance abuse policy.
Monday was not the best day for the Jacksonville Jaguars and fans of Jimmy Smith, the former great who was sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted of cocaine possession and the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.Smith will serve his time in Jackson, Mississippi. It is part of a long laundry list of issues Smith has had on and off the playing field since his...
According to Mark Long of the Associated Press, quarterback Blaine Gabbert has been struggled with his short throws during OTA’s
For whatever reason, Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert continues to struggle with short passes
— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) May 14, 2013
Well, all I have to say is I can’t say I’m shocked. It’s not like Gabbert has proven that he deserved to be drafted...
The 2012 season wasn't much fun for the Jacksonville Jaguars or running back Maurice Jones-Drew. He missed a majority of the year to a foot injury, but he's hoping 2013 will be different. Jones-Drew's recovery has gone well so far, and he's still hoping to be ready by the time training camp begins, according to Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith has been sentenced to six years in prison in Mississippi for drug possession and weapons charges.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections' website says the 44-year-old Smith entered the prison system in late March and was recently moved to a facility in Yazoo City. Online records show he was sentenced...
Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew says he is still on schedule for his return to the field after Lisfranc surgery, although his current ability is limited to a 30-yard run at three-quarters speed, according to a Josh Alper report.Fantasy Spin:Jones-Drew underwent foot surgery in December. If all goes well he'll be ready for Opening Day, but that's far from a sure...
Former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith has been sentenced to six years in prison in Mississippi for drug possession and weapons charges.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections' website says the 44-year-old Smith entered the prison system in late March and was recently moved to a facility in Yazoo City. Online records show he was sentenced by a Madison County court...
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew told Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union that he’s making progress after undergoing offseason foot surgery. He says he ran at three quarter speed today.
I think there’s a good chance Jones-Drew will be ready to go for training camp.
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