Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon will be suspended the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. As Blackmon works to show that he has matured as a player off the field, he once again took a step back during the team’s preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.
Blackmon was recovering from groin surgery and sat out the game, but that didn’t stop him from getting him in to the center of the action.
Out of nowhere, Blackmon began a verbal altercation with Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll. The argument got to a point that was so heated that Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley needed to step in and intervene. After the two men were separated, Blackmon, who was in his street clothes, was escorted to the locker room by running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
Blackmon returned to the sideline when the team came out from the locker room to start the second half, but he had already made a negative impression on his coach and everyone on the sidelines.