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Career on the line, Blackmon denies substance issue

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07:01 AM ET 05.14 | Justin Blackmon faced the music, so to speak, on Monday. [Blackmon] was asked a simple, direct question on Monday: "Do you have a drinking problem or substance-abuse problem?" The question is fair. The 23-year-old Jaguars wide receiver was arrested for a DUI in college in 2010, and then for another DUI in 2012. Then, last month, he was given a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. ... Asked if he felt like this suspension is a "crossroad moment," Blackmon said, "I do." Yet he does not think he has a substance-abuse problem. "No, I would say I don't," the second-year receiver said Monday. "Out of this whole thing, one of the main things I would say that I had a problem with was just making a poor decision."

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May 14, 2013  07:27 AM ET

exactly why does he think he makes these poor decisions?!?!? Could it possibly be the ALCOHOL he is consuming too much of?

May 14, 2013  07:37 AM ET

Does it seem there are more and more troubled kids coming into the league every year?

May 14, 2013  07:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Does it seem there are more and more troubled kids coming into the league every year?

Yes. There is a pattern.

May 14, 2013  07:45 AM ET

Perhaps the Titus Young Mentoring Program wasn't the best place for him.

May 14, 2013  07:51 AM ET

So Justin wants everyone to believe that the only time he drinks too much or tokes up he just happens to get pulled over. Every time.

That river in Africa, you know DENIAL. It's a tough one to get away from when you're on it. I wouldn't bet much on his future in the NFL being a bright one.

May 14, 2013  08:03 AM ET

"I'm not as think as you drunk I am."

May 14, 2013  08:08 AM ET

Kids with talent have gotten away with more and more as the years have gone on. Did anyone see the ESPN special on "Spice" that all those Auburn players were using- the one tight end had something like 7 drug test hits for it, and so did their RB who really one the Championship for them.....but because it wasn't a banned substance in their student handbook they couldn't take action......so they waited until AFTER the championship to put it in the handbook as a banned substance.

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May 14, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

"I'm not as think as you drunk I am."

<flips quarter to Margaret Hoolihan>

May 14, 2013  08:25 AM ET

Talented cat. To bad we won't and he won't see him reach his full potential if he keeps this nonsense up.

May 14, 2013  08:55 AM ET

This is where the NFL needs to make it mandatory for him to sit down with former players who destroyed their careers through substance abuse and bad decisions.
This would help both guys, Justin could see first hand what could happen to him if he continues down this road and the former players get to help others while making some extra money that they probably need!

May 14, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Two DUIs. Four-game suspension for substance abuse. And he doesn't think he has a problem? And don't forget re: denial that Michael Vick initially denied any knowlege of the dogfighting he financed ... and contributed to. So pathological lying can be added to the drug-and-alcohol charges here.

May 14, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

This is where the NFL needs to make it mandatory for him to sit down with former players who destroyed their careers through substance abuse and bad decisions. This would help both guys, Justin could see first hand what could happen to him if he continues down this road and the former players get to help others while making some extra money that they probably need!

Maybe he could sit down with Ray Lewis and learn how to get away with murder?

May 14, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Jacksonville Jaguars Ring of Honor for Wide Receiver:
RJ Soward, Jimmy Smith (just sentenced to 6 years), Matt Jones, Blackmon
Is it just me?

May 14, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Talented kid, needs to get some good mentoring so he will make better decisions, also he needs to admit he might have a problem.

May 14, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

This is where the NFL needs to make it mandatory for him to sit down with former players who destroyed their careers through substance abuse and bad decisions...

How about the NFLPA taking a leadership role and setting up an inner circle of former players to serve the same end?


What else do they do with their dues?

May 14, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

What else do they do with their dues?

Make millionaires out of the NFLPA staff.

May 14, 2013  09:10 AM ET

It appears step one of the program still eludes him.

May 14, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Does it seem there are more and more troubled kids coming into the league every year?

Being an alcoholic wouldn't make him a troubled kid. From all accounts, he comes from a good family. All of his legal troubles have been alcohol related. We had a two term president last decade that had similar run-in's with the law in his 20's and 30's.

 
May 14, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

We had a two term president last decade that had similar run-in's with the law in his 20's and 30's.

So ... Blackmon's only hope is to quit drinking, quit using drugs, and find Jesus?

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