He was a giant question mark coming into the league last season, but the Jacksonville Jaguars were hoping that wide receiver Justin Blackmon would be able to keep his head screwed on right. He got in trouble the offseason he was drafted, and now he can add another issue to his resume as the Jags wide out had reportedly been suspended by the NFL per a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Jaguars former first-round pick WR Justin Blackmon is being suspended four games by the NFL, per league sources. More on NFL Live now.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2013
It’s not yet known what the suspension is for, but four games is standard for violating the substance abuse policy. Last year there was a rash of players suspended for the use of Adderall, but Blackmon’s suspension may be related to an earlier DUI charge he received last offseason. Obviously this is something you don’t want to speculate about but no matter what it is, this is a serious issue for the Jaguars as it makes their second-year wide out a repeat offender.
The four game suspension will likely be appealed but it’s likely going to be upheld and take effect at the beginning of the season this September. No matter what the suspension was for, the Jaguars will need to get a handle on Blackmon, as the NFL is a demon that swallows young and immature souls whole are rarely spits them back out.