Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon (14) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Jaguars 35-19. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Blackmon to enter rehab facility


Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon, who was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, was suspended indefinitely last week and will miss the remainder of the season after once against violating the NFL substance abuse policy.

Blackmon will be eligible to apply for reinstatement at the beginning of the 2014 season, but first he has some plans to take care of his problems off the field.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Sunday NFL Countdown, the troubled Jaguars receiver is set to enter a rehab facility.

Like San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith earlier this year, it is a step that needed to be taken.

There is no denying Blackmon’s talents on the field, but he has been trouble off of the field and the issues are taking away from his paycheck and playing time.

If Blackmon can stay on the right path and get a quarterback, he could be among the league’s top wide receivers, so let’s hope that he takes advantage of the help he will be getting and begins to get his life on the right path.

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