Aug 9, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon (14) runs on to the field before the start of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Blackmon issues statement on indefinite suspension


The 2013-14 NFL season is officially over for Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon, following his latest suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Blackmon was suspended the first four games of the season, and now he will be suspended for the final eight.

After news of his suspension surfaced, Blackmon released a statement apologizing for his actions.

“I want to sincerely apologize to Mr. Khan, my teammates, my coaches and to the Jaguars fans for not utilizing the resources that I was provided to overcome my challenges,” Blackmon said in a statement released by Pro Football Talk.  “I am determined to overcome the issues that have resulted in this situation, and I truly appreciate the support that the Jaguars and my agent have shown me.

“I will address these matters with the type of intensity I usually direct toward my on-field play so that I can be ready to be a productive member of the team and community next season.  Again, I am truly sorry to Mr. Khan, my teammates and coaches and to the Jaguars fans for the impact of my situation on the team as well as to my family and friends and those that have been there for me during these challenging times.  Nobody is more disappointed with all of this than me.”

Blackmon is costing himself a lot of money for his selfish actions, so he needs to wake up and get himself some help.

There is no doubt that Blackmon is a talented young receiver, but he needs to get his head right or he’ll waste away his career.

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