Jaguars first-round pick Justin Blackmon arrested Sunday for aggravated DUI (Shutdown Corner)
Things are not starting well in the relationship between the Jacksonville Jaguars and first-round pick Justin Blackmon. The former Oklahoma State standout receiver, who the Jags traded up to select with the fifth overall pick, was arrested early Sunday morning on a charge of aggravated DUI in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
The arrest, first reported by Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World , was for a specific charge tied to a blood alcohol level of .15 or more. He was booked into jail at approximately 10:00 a.m. CT.
This is not Blackmon's first issue of this type. In October of 2010, he was arrested in Carrollton, Texas, at 3:45 a.m. on a DUI complaint while driving to a Dallas Cowboys game. According to police radar, he was driving 92 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone when the cops caught up to him. He was on his way to game without permission to leave the team per head coach Mike Gundy, who suspended him for one game.
"I'm embarrassed to be in this position. ... I look forward to redeeming myself and proving to everybody that this isn't who I am," Blackmon said after the incident. I'm not this guy. I'm humbled by this experience and I will grow from it."
This will not help his case.
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