Blackmon blew 0.24 on breathalyzer test

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You already know a little bit about Jaguars rookie receiver Justin Blackmon’s Sunday arrest for aggravated DUI. We had the news up at noon, and Florio explained how the arrest may affect Blackmon’s yet-to-be-negotiated rookie contract.

More details have emerged, and we’re going to go in-depth on a slow NFL news day.

Though it was initially reported that Blackmon’s arrest occurred at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, The Oklahoman reports that Blackmon was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday. It sounds like he was booked into police custody at 10 a.m.

Blackmon posted $1,000 bond and was released from Payne County Jail at 12:45 p.m. this afternoon.

Stillwater police spokesman Capt. Randy Dickerson informed the Associated Press that Blackmon blew a 0.24 on his breathalyzer test. That’s three times the legal limit in the state of Oklahoma.

Blackmon was driving a white Chevy Tahoe. He was the only person in the truck.

Police didn’t need long to determine that Blackmon was drunk. “He was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot,” Dickerson said. “He admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving.”

Blackmon’s Sunday arrest was similar to his 2010 DUI arrest at Oklahoma State, in that he was pulled over for speeding before drunken-driving determination was made by police. Whereas in 2010 Blackmon was driving 92 in a 60-mph zone, he was caught driving 60 mph in a zone of 35 on Sunday. The first DUI occurred at 3:45 a.m. The latest at 3 a.m.

Blackmon was also observed “driving left of center” on Sunday morning. Alerted for pullover by police, Blackmon drove about four blocks before stopping in a gas station parking lot.

He will be arraigned on Monday afternoon.

139 responses to “Blackmon blew 0.24 on breathalyzer test

  1. Congrats to Blackmon for taking about a million dollars off his signing bonus. Not to mention those 2 games that he will be suspended.

  2. Three times the legal limit. And he’s about to be a multi-millionaire. What’s a cab cost like 30 bucks. What an imbecile.

    Thought this was bad news coming into the draft…looks like I was right.

    Haha now the Jags are gonna pay him.

  3. You would think players would learn from the mistakes Donte Stallworth and Leonard Little made, but here we are and it still happens. Do the right thing NFL and suspend Blackmon.

  4. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says:
    Jun 3, 2012 4:12 PM
    Defintely not worthy of our status.

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    The Stillers aren’t worthy of Timmy Tebow. That’s why he sent them packing in the playoffs.

  5. wouldn’t a 2nd DUI of that degree,mean mandatory 20-30 day jail sentence?? license gone.intake system in car………

  6. “Whereas in 2010 Blackmon was driving 92 in a 60-mph zone, he was caught driving 60 mph in a zone of 35 on Sunday.”

    Glad they arrested him, it would only be a matter of time before he killed himself or other innocent people on the road…..

  7. The Jags should be concerned that Blackmon has the ability to blow a .24 blood alcohol. His body has obviously built up a tolerance after being subjected to excessive intake. He needs a dry-out program, quick.

  8. One of the ex-player talking heads (Tom Jackson?) once said that he and his buddies had a car fund and when they went out they just hired a driver for the evening (while they were still sober.) for a couple hundred dollars or whatever. That makes a heck of a lot of sense for all of these young millionaires. If I were an owner, I’d put $10K or so in their contracts just for limo services.

  9. It’s a good thing they passed on a superior receiver to get an inferior one that doesn’t drink…

    /s

    Drinking this much, driving, and speeding should be good enough for a very stern warning and a nice suspension. He could easily have killed someone.

  10. I am awaiting the release of his wonderlic score. I wish they’d put a provision in his contract that he can’t drive. We don’t need another Stallworth/Little in the world let alone as a highly publicized individual who kids look up to.

  11. They should make him change his jersey number to 0.24 for his entire rookie season. Maybe the embarassment would allow this to sink in. Then again, based on history, probably not. Thank Heaven this moron didn’t hurt or kill anyone. Yet.

  12. This moron should be a Raider. The average Raider fan blows about a .25 before games so you would be the weak link in the stench hole known as the black hole!

  13. Nice, I probably had the same amount of alcohol in me last night … Jaguars think alike ….. Get your act together Blackmon you junk!

  14. gobills716 says: Jun 3, 2012 4:25 PM

    This website is starting to remind me of TMZ. Gossip, gossip, gossip…The guy made a mistake, but does it really warrant 3 posts?

    ****
    You gotta be kiddin!

    It sure as hell ain’t gossip.

    Wake up and see the world, not yours, the real world.

    Disgusting. He’s lucky he didn’t kill someone.

    .24 sure isn’t a normal DUI.
    That’s being really stoned drunk!

  15. You would think these guys would have the brains to call a cab or someone to pick them up instead of risking other people’s lives on the road. Obviously not.

  16. ncsteeler says:
    Jun 3, 2012 4:43 PM
    One of the ex-player talking heads (Tom Jackson?) once said that he and his buddies had a car fund and when they went out they just hired a driver for the evening (while they were still sober.) for a couple hundred dollars or whatever. That makes a heck of a lot of sense for all of these young millionaires. If I were an owner, I’d put $10K or so in their contracts just for limo services.

    They dont even need to do that, the NFL and most teams offer a free pickup to its players, no questions asked

    If i was an owner, id include a 100k fine for any player got doing this.

    With so many other options available to these guys (cabs, limos, NFL service, hiring a sober friend etc..) its incredible how many of them still drink and drive. The stupidity of people now days baffles me

  17. 2nd DUI? Wow, he must not be a very responsible person. That is embarrassing. Some of these guys really make you feel good about yourself

  18. heyguru1969 says:
    Jun 3, 2012 4:52 PM
    They should make him change his jersey number to 0.24 for his entire rookie season. Maybe the embarassment would allow this to sink in. Then again, based on history, probably not. Thank Heaven this moron didn’t hurt or kill anyone. Yet.

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    The only problem with that is kids would think you can drink and get away with it. This is worthy of a year suspension much more so than some bounty program. At least the people were getting paid on the field, people driving are minding their own business.

  19. basically he drank about 15 shots in the two hours prior to getting snagged. a 220 pound male would be at about .245 at that point.

  20. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says:

    “Defintely not worthy of our status.”

    Definitely not. If he had gotten hammered and then raped a woman, he would be worthy of the Steelers’ status.

  21. “Blackmon posted $1,000 bond and was released from Payne County Jail at 12:45 p.m. this afternoon.”

    – As opposed to 12:45 p.m. this morning?

  22. It won’t happen but I would like to see him get what the average Justin in Fl. would get; 3-6 mo jail, 1 yr. probation, fines/court costs, 100 hrs community service, DUI class, 5 year DL revocation, 1 year ignition interlock when DL reinstated. In addition I hope there is some sort of suspension from the NFL and I hope the Jags only pay him the rookie minimum. Serious consequences for serious offenses.

  23. rjbel4 said:

    Can he be sanctioned by the league for this? He’s not under contact yet, so is there anything the league can do?

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    If the league can punish the Cowboys & Redskins for violating a salary cap that didn’t exist, they should be able to punish someone who isn’t under contract yet.

  24. Child, please. The average second DUI in Florida doesn’t get 3-6 months in jail.

  25. I think it’s time this alcoholic goes to rehab for a long time. Anything less than 120 days in rehab is too little.

    The Jags should wait at least a year before signing this liability.

  26. He obviously should not have been driving.

    Also, he definitely should not have agreed to a sobriety test at that point. He could have refused test and had his hot shot lawyers come up with some story to get him out of it. There is no excuse for .24!

  27. The legal limit in NC is .06 and Blackmon blew a .24 boy was he bent. The sad thing is he decided to get behind a wheel and drive a vehicle. Im glad Carolina didnt draft him. This is a sign that he need rehabilitation already.

  28. Why do bars have parking lots?
    It’s all fun and games until your’re .24 and get caught going who knows where.
    Maybe he called “Here Weego” to his little doggie too many times. Saw that on the Super Bowl over and over – fun fun fun. Somebody forgot to mumble that responsibity disclaimer in his ear.
    Oh well, keep the sponsorship money coming in, owners need that for the concussions…

  29. Things have not been going good in Jax as of late; First the Cindy Laquidara Jags vs city fiasco, then the new courthouse that supposed to be open is still closed, now this…. FML.

  30. .24 while doing 60 in a 35….. That’s like blackout at any moment wasted….

    These guys have it made and simply gotta keep outta trouble…. I wouldn’t be wasting that chance….

  31. He was supposed to be in Houston signing autographs today but cancelled because he said he was sick. Not too sick to get his party on obviously.

  32. Another DUI? After all his apologies and assurances? Kid’s not getting it. He probably would have been better off if he smashed into a tree at 60 and broke a few bones. Then maybe he’d start to get it.

  33. I just dont understand, these guys make millions and can’t hire a friend to drive them around at night.

  34. Just don’t understand it. Gifted, talented, about to be filthy rich and dream come true life and pee it all away for a note of booze. When he is 50, supposing he lives that long, he will look back and regret the moment. If it were Texas, I’m sure there’d be some jail-time. Still cant fathom it. Never had a chance at a chance like had unbelievable

  35. An 0.24 score on the breathalyzer test shows up as positive trending when when charted with his scores on college finals.

  36. .24? That’s one quarter of his bloodstream was alcohol. Yea I’ve probably been there myself before, but that’s not good.

  37. “Man, Justin Blackmon is an embarrassment to us Receivers,” said Terrell Owens.

  38. I’ve got an idea…every time an NFL player gets a DUI, he should be required to play on Sunday with the same blood alcohol level he blew at the scene of the crime…no substitutions…full 60 minutes of pure joy for the opposing team!

    Make it happen Goodell!!!

  39. Blackmon is totally responsible for his actions, but did anyone working at this bar think about cutting him off? How many beers does it take to blow a o.24?

    Cut the guy off and call him a cab!!

  40. Jacksonville just got set back and MJD not happy with his money and they got goober at QB…. The list keeps going, khan get those blackout tarps ready.

    On a different note, are steeler fans really that obnoxious?!? I guess so, since they’re a bunch of beer guzzling steel working hillbillies living in the mountains of western PA. And if u don’t live there, stop front running and band wagon jumping. You just sound like a tool.

  41. as an forever recovering alcoholic i can say that this might be the best thing that has ever happend to this guy. if he does not see a problem with his drinking now then god knows what it would take (killing some people?). get your head together kid and get down on your hands and knees and thank your higher power that no one died because of your mistakes. not yet anyway.

  42. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says:
    Jun 3, 2012 4:12 PM
    Defintely not worthy of our status.
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    Why is that? Because Hines would regularly blow 3.5 – 4 times legal limit (instead of 3X) when he’d hit curbs and get pulled over for drinking and driving?

  43. I’m just thankful that Cleveland didn’t take this guy! So, where are the people now, saying Cleveland gave up too much for T. Rich? So far this guy has had a leg ailment that kept him on the sideline at OTA’s, and a DUI!

  44. Panthers had a guy like this. Dwayne Jarrett. Beast in college and had multiple DUIs by the time the Panthers let him go. Hopefully Blackmon sees the light.

  45. jacobslatter says:Jun 3, 2012 4:40 PM

    Nick Nolte thinks this ain’t all that.

    I think Blackmon just needs a spin in the dryer. Then he’ll be right as rain.

  46. @biggestredmiami…

    I don’t think I would be able to tie my shoes at .24

    Try just finding your feet.

    “I know I lef–lef–lef–leffffffft ’em some’ere down there at the end of my legs, ossifer. D’you see ’em?”

  47. ia517 says:

    “They dont even need to do that, the NFL and most teams offer a free pickup to its players, no questions asked

    If i was an owner, id include a 100k fine for any player got doing this.

    With so many other options available to these guys (cabs, limos, NFL service, hiring a sober friend etc..) its incredible how many of them still drink and drive. The stupidity of people now days baffles me”

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    The trouble with “call a ride” is it requires you to do something smart when you’re smashed. Hiring a limo before you go out requires you to do something smart when you’re sober. Generally a little more likely.

    I remember my 20’s and doing a number of stupid things (including driving) when I was well north of legally drunk. Nothing bad happened but it certainly might have.

  48. What next? I picture Blackman hiring Vilmas lawyer and suing the league defamation of character on the basis that there was no evidence other than the police making him blow into the Breathalyzer

  49. Stallworth killed someone while drunk and got what, 30 days? I was fuming about that for a year after. These farking idiots need to be REALLY hit in the pocketbook.

  50. jackblackshairyback says: Jun 3, 2012 7:47 PM

    .24? That’s one quarter of his bloodstream was alcohol. Yea I’ve probably been there myself before, but that’s not good.
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    It’s actually one quarter of one percent. But you’re right…that ain’t good.

  51. Maybe someone spiked his drink. That’s the only logical explanation for being that drunk in that short amount of time. No bartender/owner is gonna feed him 15 shots in 2 hours. No way.

  52. jackblackshairyback says:
    Jun 3, 2012 7:47 PM
    .24? That’s one quarter of his bloodstream was alcohol. Yea I’ve probably been there myself before, but that’s not good.
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    Bro,

    For the record, 0.24 is 24/100 of 1% (as in less than 1%) . Not 24%.

    Don’t worry about it. You can always get a job as a sports writer. Look at some of the drunks PTF hires. I doubt many of them can operate a calculator, either.

  53. Another “troubled youth” who has been “victimized by society” will now have to try not to “fall through the cracks” of our “broken system” that isn’t adequate to deal with all of the “prejudice” that arises from law enforcement targeting so many “youths of color”.

    Did I get all of the cliches in there?

    Just want to make sure we cover all bases here, remember, this guy is actually a victim.

  54. In Oklahoma, the jail sentence for a second conviction of DUI is 1-20 years. He better hope he can plead this down.

    I think a 5 year sentence is fitting. He could have killed someone and it was his second DUI (That he was caught).

    I hope they throw a book at him.

  55. Maybe someone spiked his drink. That’s the only logical explanation for being that drunk in that short amount of time. No bartender/owner is gonna feed him 15 shots in 2 hours. No way.
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    Bartenders around here won’t hesitate to sell you 15 shots in 2 hours.

    I know me personally a number of times I’ve shown up to the bar with like a half hour left in happy hour so I chug 2 long islands and order a 3rd in that span before it goes to full price (That’s 15 shots in 30 minutes right there). Then I drank beers until 2am.

    Btw I’m not recommending anyone do this lol.

  56. 2nd DUI?? He def has an alcohol problem. Serious issue. Get help or your career is OVER!

  57. As a recognized expert on getting drunk and acting stupid, I can assure you that if he’s awake and driving at .24, he’s hammered DAILY. Otherwise he couldn’t tolerate that much alcohol and function at ALL. Some people would be hospitalized on the brink of death at .24….clearly has a bad habit he isn’t controlling.

  58. “Maybe someone spiked his drink. That’s the only logical explanation for being that drunk in that short amount of time. No bartender/owner is gonna feed him 15 shots in 2 hours. No way.”

    Have you ever been to a bar??

  59. Well, damn. I stand corrected. Around here, that kind of thing doesn’t happen, because if he had killed someone, the bar would also be held responsible. Maybe they don’t have the same laws in Florida, where the establishments can be sued should someone they over-served kills somebody (or even themselves).

  60. beastmode5150 says:Jun 3, 2012 10:30 PM

    Stallworth killed someone while drunk and got what, 30 days? I was fuming about that for a year after. These farking idiots need to be REALLY hit in the pocketbook.

    In fairness, he was suspended(without pay) for a year. That will hurt a pocketbook.

  61. hedleykow says:Jun 3, 2012 11:00 PM

    jackblackshairyback says:
    Jun 3, 2012 7:47 PM
    .24? That’s one quarter of his bloodstream was alcohol. Yea I’ve probably been there myself before, but that’s not good.
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    Bro,

    For the record, 0.24 is 24/100 of 1% (as in less than 1%) . Not 24%.

    Don’t worry about it. You can always get a job as a sports writer. Look at some of the drunks PTF hires. I doubt many of them can operate a calculator, either.
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    Well call me Michael Bolton for putting a decimal point in the wrong place, I always mess up some kind of mundane detail like that…

    OK my mistake, but it still isnt good.

  62. re: 69finfan says:Jun 3, 2012 5:29 PM
    It won’t happen but I would like to see him get what the average Justin in Fl. would get; 3-6 mo jail, 1 yr. probation, fines/court costs, 100 hrs community service, DUI class, 5 year DL revocation, 1 year ignition interlock when DL reinstated. In addition I hope there is some sort of suspension from the NFL and I hope the Jags only pay him the rookie minimum. Serious consequences for serious offenses.

    Sportmentary beat me to it. This happened in Stillwater, Okl and will be up to whatever their laws are and based on what sportmentary said, yeah he better hope to plead down. Although, these athletes and stars always seem to get off easier and away with more. I do think he will lose some money from his contract as well as face a two game suspension still, even though he isn’t under contract yet. He was drafted by an NFL team and I think that would be the NFL’s arguement i.e. “protecting the shield”

    I agree with other commenters people need to call cabs, use the service provided have a personal chauffer etc. With the money all these rich and famous make, there is no reason not to.

    re: lolb23 says:Jun 3, 2012 10:58 PM
    Maybe someone spiked his drink. That’s the only logical explanation for being that drunk in that short amount of time. No bartender/owner is gonna feed him 15 shots in 2 hours. No way.

    Again, some other commenters beat me to this but yeah, try going to the bars around here. I went with my ex-girlfriend (still friends) a few months back. We were there a total of two to three hours, tops before going to another bar. She had 40 shots during that time, so yes bartenders are going to. They are in it to make money in the end of the day and many of them don’t care one way or another.

    They don’t think about the consequences because as one poster said, many bars would be held responsible if someone were killed as a result of their negiligence but they don’t always follow those rules and policy. Why would they when they can make a lot of money and tips etc?
    Quite honestly though, we are responsible for our own actions and know the difference between right and wrong and are responsible for our own actions and lives. It’s about personal responsibility and accountability, but sadly not much of that left in this nation anymore, and maybe not even in the world. Pretty sad if you ask me.

  63. heisthejuan says:Jun 3, 2012 4:30 PM

    For how physically gifted these guys are, some of them have no brains.

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    Good, fast, cheap: pick two.

    So how do we adapt this hot rodder’s slogan to fit your statement?

  64. mortimeryoung says:
    Jun 3, 2012 5:50 PM
    Child, please. The average second DUI in Florida doesn’t get 3-6 months in jail.

    46 9

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    Idiot, YOU. He was arrested in Oklahoma.

  65. vikingarsk says:
    Jun 3, 2012 4:38 PM
    The Jags should be concerned that Blackmon has the ability to blow a .24 blood alcohol. His body has obviously built up a tolerance after being subjected to excessive intake. He needs a dry-out program, quick.
    You are quite correct. I was an intoxilyzer oper. and for this guy to be driving and still standing with a BAC of almost .250 means he is an alcoholic and in need of some intervention ASAP.

  66. For people that still live in the dark ages by being in denial about the disease of addiction, it’s already been proven as a scientific reality. If you’ve grown up with the disease of addiction in your family, and aren’t aware of how the unspoken rules of living in that type of family impact your thinking, look at people’s comments here. A person that has the disease doesn’t have to be hitting rock bottom, living in the gutter. But the 1st Step is accepting that a person is powerless over alcohol and it makes their life unmanageable. This Step is important because they can’t metabolize alcohol the way people can that don’t have the disease.
    So when he says that he won’t drink right now, but then quantifies that he will/can drink later on in life, he’s fooling himself. People who are posting that he can control his drinking are fooling themselves. The pattern of behavior that we’re publicly aware of says otherwise. Who knows what his drinking behavior is like in his private life.

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