JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Suspended Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession.
Blackmon, a former standout at Oklahoma State, was arrested Wednesday night in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. Police said they noticed his sedan go around stopped traffic in an attempt to get into a turn lane.
Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said an officer detected a “heavy smell of marijuana” coming from the car and that Blackmon admitted he had smoked “a blunt” while driving and had another in his vehicle.
Blackmon was arrested and booked into the Edmond jail, where he posted $657 bond.
Blackmon was suspended without pay indefinitely last November for repeated violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The Jaguars have been hesitant to cut Blackmon, who was the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft.
“I know our policy right now, I believe, is it’s not putting us in a difficult situation having him still be part of our organization in this capacity,” Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said Thursday. “It’s really hard by not having conversations with him. I really don’t know how he’s doing, where he’s at. And then when we receive news like this, it creates more discussion. So I’m sure those will be conversation we’ll have (about) the direction we’ll go.”
Blackmon was suspended for the first four games of last season for violating the league’s drug policy. He played four games before being suspended again — at least for a year.
Blackmon has been involved in three substance-related incidents in three years. He was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge in Texas in 2010 after officers caught him speeding on a suburban Dallas highway. The charge later was reduced to an underage alcohol possession charge. A little more than a month after the Jaguars drafted him, Blackmon was arrested during a traffic stop in Stillwater, Okla., after a breath test allegedly showed his blood alcohol content to be three times the legal limit.
A subsequent violation landed Blackmon the four-game suspension. Another one got him the indefinite suspension.
Blackmon caught 29 passes for 415 yards and one touchdown in the four games he played last season. He was the Jaguars’ leading receiver during that stretch.
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