Justin Blackmon arrested for aggravated DUI

AP

The Tulsa World reports that Jaguars rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested on a complaint of aggravated DUI early Sunday in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Details are scant at this point, though Blackmon was booked into Payne County Jail at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Per Oklahoma law, an “aggravated” DUI occurs when the driver has a blood-alcohol content of .15 or greater.

Blackmon was also charged with a DUI at Oklahoma State.

In April, the Jaguars traded up to select Blackmon with the fifth overall pick in the draft.

135 responses to “Justin Blackmon arrested for aggravated DUI

  1. well,well,well what do you know, let’s see how many jump all over this kid for his first offense in the same way they defend players on their favorite team for the same thing

  2. Second DUI, and it’s “aggravated”, meaning, he blew over a .15, nearly twice the legal limit.

    Lucky he’s only getting arrested and not going home in a box, or sending someone else home in a box. Wise up, moron.

  3. WTF..I thought Blackmon would be a good kid when he entered the NFL. He has allot of potential so dont waist it by going in and out of jail.

  4. I wonder if Donte Stallworth hooked him up with his lawyer yet….just in case someone walks in his way next time. Just being “pro-active!”

  5. Obvious this is just a set back in his career but this immediately makes the Rams look a lot smarter trading down and letting him slip away.

  6. 3..2..1…the floodgates of negative criticism is open…not a good start for justin blackmon and he hasn’t played a down yet in the nfl.

  7. Geez – Perhaps this would not have happened if he was happily married. What a joke.

    Guess our wonderful GM’s “trust your process” didn’t exactly work out on this one huh?

  8. Is it just me, or do other people enjoy seeing these young self-entitled punks with God given natural talent waste it all and systematically destroy their lives?

  9. He is off to a bad start, hope he gets some in your face talk from a veteran player before he hurts himself are worst someone else, by the way, KSM, its no help standing up for this guy, forget the brother crap, he is responsibly for his actions, there won’t be any brothers holding his hand as he sets in jail. Bill

  10. Even if he blows his career in the NFL, he can still do ads for Stillwater Bourbon…

  11. It was a matter of time before he got caught, I’m sure he’s been on a bender ever since the jags drafted him.

  12. Wisconsin77 says:
    Jun 3, 2012 12:19 PM
    Is it just me, or do other people enjoy seeing these young self-entitled punks with God given natural talent waste it all and systematically destroy their lives?
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    Schadenfreude! I enjoy the hell out of it, myself. Nothing like watching some young, entitled punk piss his life and career away at the earliest convenience!

  13. Nflmastermind!!!
    That was hilarious!!! It clearly states in the article that he was picked up for DWI while attending Oklahoma state!!! Ahaha!! First comment and everything!! Makes your screen name even more hilarious!!!

  14. nflmastermind says:
    Jun 3, 2012 12:03 PM
    well,well,well what do you know, let’s see how many jump all over this kid for his first offense in the same way they defend players on their favorite team for the same thing
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    Would you be defending him if he happened to KILL someone with his “first offense”? He was just lucky he only got pulled over. There IS NO defense for an aggravated DUI, no matter what team you root for.

  15. Does “aggravated” DUI mean he wouldn’t have done it if he wasn’t aggravated? I always thought that was what aggravated assault meant…. Clarification from those more well versed in the law?

  16. nflmastermind says:Jun 3, 2012 12:03 PM

    well,well,well what do you know, let’s see how many jump all over this kid for his first offense in the same way they defend players on their favorite team for the same thing
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    you apparently didn’t read the entire article, “first offense”??????? blackmon will be the bust of this draft, even though he dominated in college, he doesn’t have the skill set to dominate in the NFL.

  17. “blackmon will be the bust of this draft, even though he dominated in college, he doesn’t have the skill set to dominate in the NFL.”

    Please provide your extensive NFL scouting knowledge to back up your making an absurd statement. It is not as if you stated you think he will but you stated it as as a fact.

  18. And people were saying he’s better then Dez, didn’t someone say “He’s Dez Bryant with all his brain cells” smh for what it’s worth Dez has been good since he’s been drafted

  19. hahahaha wow truth hurts, oh and by the way I wrote my comment before the full story was written, it had no mention of his DUI in college and i wasn’t defending him just pointing out hypocrisy

  20. The NFL helps enable DUI’s by not punishing them (unless there’s a fatality involved). I’m not saying that Blackmon (or however many other hundreds of NFL players) aren’t responsible for their own actions, but perhaps they might think twice if their careers were threatened or at least their wallets lightened.

  21. “cletusvandam says:
    Jun 3, 2012 12:08 PM
    Apparently they would have been better off taking that punter in the first round.”

    LMAO

  22. All NFL players are given an 800 number that they can call anytime and have a limousine pick them up along with a driver to drive their car home.

    So not only is he a lush, he is a stupid lush.

  23. Hmm…Blackmon might be punished by the NFL on this one, now that I think about it, since it was an aggravated DUI, which is a felony. First-time DUIs are generally misdemeanors…not sure if Blackmon has a history of DUIs before this.

  24. I am ten years older then the average nfl player and I make one tenth as much money. I’ll share some advice, pay a friend sixty bucks to drive ya home. No charges. No court. Imagine the savings financially. Simple rule to live by

  25. Isn’t this the reason many teams said they would rather take Floyd

    really? have you not paid any attention to predraft reports?

  26. All there is to say is IDIOT. You get busted for the same thing while in college, figured it would be lesson learned, but NOPE. You still luck out in the draft even though you have red flags and you go and drink and drive again? IDIOT. You are on a path of destruction, better find the better route and start running.

  27. The NFL helps enable DUI’s by not punishing them (unless there’s a fatality involved). I’m not saying that Blackmon (or however many other hundreds of NFL players) aren’t responsible for their own actions, but perhaps they might think twice if their careers were threatened or at least their wallets lightened.

    i agree but doesnt that just emulate society as a whole? dwi’s in general dont garner enough punishment in whole. Maybe i am biased because my friend lost her fiance 55 days before their wedding to a drunk driver, but oh well
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  28. I never got this. These guys make the kinda cash your average Joe like myself will never even get near of making,and they still hop in a car and drive drunk. you mean to tell me there wasn’t one person around who could take you home, nor you couldn’t call a taxi?

    What’s scary about this is the aggravated part. Thats a fancy term for “he’s not just drunk, he’s trashed” he’s lucky he didn’t hurt himself and others. Seeing it’s not the first time, it looks like he might have a alcohol problem.

  29. cpo187 says: Jun 3, 2012 12:22 PM

    Isn’t this the reason many teams said they would rather take Floyd?

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    Floyd was popped for DUI’s while at Notre Dame.

  30. He messing up already. Good thing he didnt fall to Carolina. We prefer athlete’s that dont drink and drive, especially during OTA’s. What a dumass.

  31. That’s some messed up drafting by the Jags.

    It’s a good thing Kahn doesn’t know a soccer ball from a football.

  32. they sure grow a fine,selfless,intelligent crop of WRs there at Ok St.
    the coaching staff is surely smiling amid another prideful day at Ok St.
    hell they will probably try to use it in the recruiting process.

  33. Of course no one has seen him play yet, abd there criticizing him already. Yes this is really bad, but if your a Jags fan Gene Smith might not be the best GM but he does not take crap like this. He will wip Justin into shape, and i almost guarantee this will never happen again.

  34. colinsnooks says:Jun 3, 2012 12:09 PM

    Aggrivated DUI? What’s the difference in an aggrivated DUI vs a standard DUI?
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    Read much? Comprehend less? Good grief dude, read the article!

  35. He hasn’t even signed his contract yet. Gene Smith better pull this kid in now and tell him to get his $..T together. Very poor way to represent the JAGS, OSU and his family.

  36. R. Jay Soward, Reggie Williams, Matt Jones, and now Justin Blackmon. Jaguars are snake bite when selecting wide receivers in the first round…actually with wide receivers period…Jerry Porter, Dennis Northcutt, Jason Hill, Troy Williamson…

    As a Jaguar fan I thought the curse may have been broken, but maybe not…at least he hasn’t signed his contract yet. Gene, before you give him that big contract, remember R. Jay Soward.

    Hopefully Laurent Robinson and Lee Evans will come through this year.

  37. Hey Blackmon skipped the Houston Tristar Collector show yesterday due to “an illness” I guess he was drinking all weekend.

    This guy has issues, Dez never had drinking issues, this guy apparently has a history of drinking a little too much.

  38. Hey idiots who can’t read this is his second DUI charge … Why r u still giving him the benefit of the doubt … Clowns .. Maybe a third DUI will change ur mind

  39. I’ve got buddies in Stillwater that are diehard OSU fans and they told me predraft that Blackmon was past this stuff. He’d become a good role model and did outreach in the community and seemed genuinely sorry…. This is heartbreaking. I’m just glad nobody got hurt. These stupid Millionaires and their drinking and driving! Sheesh.

  40. Lay off him, Leave him alone, He’s a good guy?!

    Am I really seeing people defending a KID that has as many DUI’s as he has years that he’s been allowed to legally drink?

  41. If i got drafted by The Jaguars i would get plastered and be on aggravated suicide watch! !!

  42. He is supposed to be the good version of Dez right? Yet Dez has NOT been arrested and we haven’t even snapped the ball in training camp and he gets a DUI… Awesome.

  43. These guys like to Twitter. How about twitter #drunkandimaneedaride? Plenty of fans would jump at the chance to give you a ride just to hang out with you for a few minutes!

  44. Would have considered taking Blackmon in fantasy drafts around rounds 5-8. Now not touching him. Glad to see the rookie symposium classes the NFL gives helped out idiot.

  45. His 1st DUI, he wasn’t even impaired…he blew less than .08…but because he was under 21 at the time, he was charged. If he had been legal the 1st time, he wouldn’t have been charged with any thing. Now on this one, this is not good. Get your act together, young man. There’s a lot of kids that look up to you, including that young girl you befriended while she was in the hospital. What would she & her family think. Thank God nobody was hurt.

  46. Someone said something about jumping all over this kid on his first offense.. Well, if you read the article, it is at least his 2nd offense. And he is probably looking at jail time this time in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is one of the toughest states on DUI in the country.

    He might get let off easy because of his life position, but he shouldnt. What kind of message are we supposed to be sending out in our lives? Is it ok to get drunk and drive so long as you have money to buy your way out? Or, should we teach our youth that if you do the crime, you do the time?

    I guess it depends on how much money you have and can make. It is pure BS that standards arent set on the level in this country. You know, with all created equal and everything we read in the history books.

  47. The crazy thing about all these NFL arrests is that there are probably 5 players who don’t get caught for every 1 player caught. ridiculous.

  48. If your J-ville you have to be worried, J-ville is just as boring as Stillwater, OK. Being bored is no excuse for drinking but its still better than whatever excuse this potential bust will use. He makes Dez look like the smart one. Does this effect his slotted money or will this give Jville a reason to offer him less money?

  49. What if the NFL offered players with no criminal record or any arrest the opportunity to make an extra 10-20% in contract money not counted against the cap. Sort of like the NBA has the “home-team discount” where a player is rewarded extra money for resigning with their current team. If a player has no arrest and stays out of trouble they can tap into an extra 10-20% of contract money. It would benefit people like Drew Brees for doing good and help in teaching Blackmon and some of these other clowns a much needed lesson. Just a thought

  50. Seriously? I put what I think punishments should be for DUI the second time and I get dumped? This isn’t the first time that’s happened to me with that topic either. And I said 0 bad words or threats or anything. SMH

  51. Ok fans of teams that probably wanted Blackmon, don’t pretend like you didn’t want him, or your team is somehow extra smart because of this.

  52. Don’t worry, he and his agent will say this is a learning experience that he will grow from. Spare me the “he’s just a kid” bullcrap too. He’s man enough to be in the NFL so he’s now man enough to pay the price of a criminal.

  53. Nobody mentioned, he was booked at 10am, did the cops let him dry out a bit before having him blow/booking him? Or was he still hammered from the night before, driving to get breakfast?

  54. Most of us act like we have never made some mistakes, the guy was having some fun and made one bad decision. but everybody is perfect through the internet..

  55. @CKL…. God only knows why they filter some comments. I get filtered the worst on Florio’s articles.

  56. @lucasblack… please spare us all your drivel. Of course we’ve all made mistakes. If you go get ripped, start walking down the street and fall over and break your arm I’d be willing to call that a learning experience. He got ripped and got behind the wheel of a car. He has to be held accountable! No excuses! People like you is the reason these guys are seldom held accountable.

  57. crit76 says:Jun 3, 2012 1:29 PM

    R. Jay Soward, Reggie Williams, Matt Jones, and now Justin Blackmon. Jaguars are snake bite when selecting wide receivers in the first round…actually with wide receivers period…Jerry Porter, Dennis Northcutt, Jason Hill, Troy Williamson…

    As a Jaguar fan I thought the curse may have been broken, but maybe not…at least he hasn’t signed his contract yet. Gene, before you give him that big contract, remember R. Jay Soward.

    Hopefully Laurent Robinson and Lee Evans will come through this year.
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    Not snake bit, just stupid. For the latest evidence, see Laurent Robinson.

  58. he was supposed to be at a sports signing in houston on saturday but was not able to attend doe to an “illness”….now we know what the “illness” was

  59. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good as the Rams traded back too far to draft him.

  60. 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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