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Justin Blackmon claims he doesn't have a substances problem

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08:24 PM ET 05.13 | The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without wide receiver Justin Blackmon for the first four games of the 2013 season as he serves a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. It's the second time in his career that Blackmon has violated the policy and like all people who routinely get into trouble thanks to mind and mood altering substances, he doesn't think he has a problem. The arrest of Blackmon earlier this year was of the DUI variety which means twice in a year he's been busted on such a charge. He was arrested for the same charge around the time he was drafted by the Jaguars in 2012, and while he says he doesn't have a problem it's abundantly clear that he does. This is something the Jaguars need to get on, as Blackmon possesses serious talent and is still just a young kid with wide eyes in the NFL lifestyle. Blackmon wouldn't be the first talented player to waste away a career thanks to the bottle or some other vice and it'd be shame to see it happen to a talented kid like Blackmon clearly is.

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Justin Blackmon, AP Photo/Bob Self Justin Blackmon, AP Photo/Bob Self
May 14, 2013  06:27 AM ET

Son....You've seen the movie Flight.... You're in denial... You're a drunk..... Say it... Repeat after me.... "My name is Justin Blackmon, and I love that liquor.

May 14, 2013  07:48 AM ET

Steve Howe and Roy Tarpley never thought they had problems either.

May 14, 2013  08:07 AM ET

This is not going to end nice!

May 14, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is not going to end nice!

This is going to end quickly- one way or the other I'm afraid. He will either get it under control, or will be out of the league.

May 14, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Justin Blackmon claims he doesn't have a substances problem

Yep. And .... I don't have a girlfriend problem.

 
May 14, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And .... I don't have a girlfriend problem.

We ALL have a girlfriend problem. Now what do we do????

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