Justin Blackmon was arrested last night in Edmond, OK following a traffic stop. Officers reportedly noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the car when they approached the vehicle. After performing a search, they discovered an undisclosed amount of pot. Justin was issued a traffic citation, and was placed under arrest for the possession of marijuana.
This was Blackmon's third arrest, and he was released from custody after posting bail.
It's too soon to tell how this latest incident will affect Blackmon's NFL career, but I'm guessing it won't be good. Blackmon, playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, is already under indefinite suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Justin's short stint in the NFL has been plagued with substance abuse issues. In 2010 Blackmon was speeding down a Texas highway outside of Dallas when he was pulled over and arrested for a misdemeanor DUI. In 2012, a month after being drafted by the Jags fifth overall, Justin was arrested in Stillwater, OK for driving under the influence, blowing more than three times the legal limit.
Blackmon received a four game suspension, and was placed in the NFL's substance abuse program. After a violation last November, Justin was indefinitely suspended from the league.
A reinstatement before the 2014 season was possible, but unlikely.
"(Playing in 2014) would be something that would be relatively surprising," Jags GM, David Caldwell, said in May. "Haven't gotten a whole lot of updates from the league (with) where he's at or from Justin, to be honest with you."
Jacksonville has been willing to work with Blackmon despite a clause built into his contract allowing the Jags to release Justin without owing him any more money. We'll see if that sentiment changes after this latest incident.
Then there's this. Wow, just wow.
I spoke w/ someone close to Justin Blackmon about a month ago who said he doesn't want to play football anymore. His actions show it. Sad.— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) July 24, 2014