Blackmon Suspended Four Games For Violating Substance Abuse Policy

Photo taken by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Photo taken by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon is entering his second NFL season. He was very productive for the Jags in 2012, and was set up for an even better season.

Coming out of Oklahoma State, WR Justin Blackmon had glistening football potential.

On the hunt for a playmaker, the Jacksonville Jaguars picked Blackmon with the fifth overall selection. By the end of his rookie season, Blackmon was a star on the gridiron.

Photo taken by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Photo taken by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Blackmon tallied 64 receptions for 865 yards and five receiving touchdowns. Not bad for a rookie season.

Heading into his second year in the NFL, expectations soared for Blackmon. However, a quarter of his season was sheared off on Tuesday. For violating the NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy, he was suspended for the first four regular season games.

Blackmon’s reputation is already stained. His off the field works are temporarily cancelled out, and he succeeded at disturbing the front desk. Blackmon released a statement apologizing for the suspension, but that certainly doesn’t fix this boneheaded move.

Blackmon needs to focus on football and also needs to focus on being a good person in general. The whole team is hurt by his suspension, and he will have to rebuild his reputation from the ground up.

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