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.
This would not be Blackmon’s first DUI arrest. 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 the 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 the game without permission to leave the team per head coach mike Gundy, who suspended him for one game.
Blackmon, who played college football at Oklahoma State, was arrested in nearby Stillwater by the Payne County Sheriff and booked into jail around 10:22 AM. A spokeswoman for Payne County Jail tells TMZ the charge was aggravated DUI and Blackmon will remain in custody until he sees a judge.
According to Oklahoma law, aggravated DUI applies to drivers with a .15 or higher blood alcohol level.
“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.”
As the fifth-overall pick, Blackmon is expected to receive a contract worth about $20 million if all the terms are met.
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