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Jags issue no-comment comment on Blackmon

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The Jaguars finally have addressed the arrest of receiver Justin Blackmon, the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft, for aggravated DUI — an offense that allegedly resulted in a chug-a-lug 0.24-percent Breathalyzer result.

The comment from the franchise contains even less meat than we had surmised.  Though an acknowledgement that owner Shahid Khan is “shocked and perplexed” wasn’t expected (even if he is), at a minimum it was reasonable to believe that there would be some expression of disappointment or concern or, you know, anything.

“We are aware of the report and are gathering information. We don’t have any comment at this time,” a team spokesman tells the Florida Times-Union.

As the Jaguars try to turn the proverbial page via Khan’s purchase of the franchise, Blackmon’s incident connects him to, as the Times-Union points out, past problematic pass-catchers taken in round one:  R. Jay Soward, Reggie Williams, and perennial Pro Bowler Matt Jones.

The difference between Blackmon and the others is that there’s still a chance Blackmon will demonstrate actual talent on the football field.  The similarity is that, on Saturday night and into Sunday morning, he demonstrated the kind of judgment (or lack thereof) that doomed the team’s past first-round wideouts.

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36 Responses to “Jags issue no-comment comment on Blackmon”
  1. sclazo says: Jun 4, 2012 8:24 AM

    We have nothing to say about our top pick that we traded up to obtain. Now it appears he has a drinking problem and no common sense to have someone drive for him or call a taxi.

  2. reed20ravens says: Jun 4, 2012 8:26 AM

    at least blackmon is a better test taker than claiborne

  3. calizcowboyz says: Jun 4, 2012 8:31 AM

    the nfl needs to make these contracts off field behavior mandatory. tired of hearing how these rich multi millionaires (kids) are putting innocent lives in danger with their carefree bone headed stupidity actions. du@m#ba@s#s!

  4. noeffinway says: Jun 4, 2012 8:35 AM

    You’re never really satisfied with anything a team says or does in response to these kinds of things, are you? I’m getting very very tired of reading your complaining all the time. Same thing, different day……

  5. ravenator says: Jun 4, 2012 8:42 AM

    Sucks to be a Jags fan.

  6. lostsok says: Jun 4, 2012 8:43 AM

    Dear Jax Front Office,

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    The Miami Dolphins Front Office

  7. tennesseeoilers says: Jun 4, 2012 8:55 AM

    As a Titans fan, I’d just like to say THANK YOU to the Jags’ front office. If it hadn’t been for you guys, Tennessee might’ve traded up to take him instead of wide receiver Kendall Wright.

  8. reclinerqb says: Jun 4, 2012 8:57 AM

    That Dez Bryant pick for the Cowboys isnt looking so bad now…..Funny how few people knew about his first DUI, but when Dez wears his pants to low at a mall it’s the lead story on the 4-letter network (Guess he didnt give them “exclusive” access like Rothlisberger)

  9. packersbound says: Jun 4, 2012 9:02 AM

    Blackmon, Welcome to join to Troublemaker Lions Club! (Suh, Young, Leshourne, Fairley and former Rogers)

  10. 49erstim says: Jun 4, 2012 9:03 AM

    I wasn’t expecting a comment from the Jags. Teams don’t release statements anymore regarding this type of thing. They don’t want the players to perceive the team as being “against” them.

  11. valentino8100 says: Jun 4, 2012 9:04 AM

    If I were the owner of the Jags, I’d immediately trade Blackman for Tim Tebow and add seats to my stadium instead of taking them away as they are currently in the process of. Even in the midst of an AFC title shot, you couldn’t consistently fill the stands; don’t talk to me about winning. The people in and around Jacksonville would rather watch the Jags run spread option with Tebow with a 5-7 record than any other product you could put on the field.

  12. lasher1650 says: Jun 4, 2012 9:08 AM

    .24 is a scary number as it is indicative of a drinking problem as most “casual” consumers of alcohol would pass out well before they could achieve that level of intoxication and such alcohol tolerance can only be achieved by, you know, lots and lots of drinking over a prolonged period of time.

  13. richkotitte says: Jun 4, 2012 9:15 AM

    If you had Gabbert bouncing passes at your shins in OTA’s you might drink too!

    But in all seriousness, the young man needs help now, and hopefully will be steered away from his old running mates back in Stillwater. The temptation will only be greater once he signs a multi-million dollar contract. Really hope this is a major wake-up call and he can quit cold turkey. Has supportive parents, hope he listens to all the advice he’ll be getting in the coming weeks.

    My guess is a two game suspension, possibly four

  14. imongo says: Jun 4, 2012 9:23 AM

    .24 is crazy, pass out drunk and this clown was driving! I guess he will have to kill some poor working class slob who can’t afford an NFL ticket before anything will be done about this turds “drinking problem”. You stay classy Jags.

  15. skolvike says: Jun 4, 2012 9:33 AM

    Is Blackmon actually a member of the NFL and subject to its rules simply because he has been drafted? He is still not under contract and therefore not an “official” Jag or NFL player.

    Seems to me this might affect his contract negotiations but how can he get suspended for doing something before he was an employee of the team/NFL?

  16. southbeachtalent says: Jun 4, 2012 9:34 AM

    I love to party myself, but I can’t even fathom consuming that much alcohol and getting behind the wheel. Call a freakin cab!!!!!!!!

    Just dumb.

  17. schmitty2 says: Jun 4, 2012 9:37 AM

    As a previous commenter pointed out, .24 is extremely high. The fact he could even stay on the road indicates he has a huge tolerence to alcohol. Hard to feel sorry for the guy after 2 arrests but hope he gets some help and turns his life around

  18. rexachss says: Jun 4, 2012 9:40 AM

    This career will not end well unfortunately …Get Well Real Soon Justin!

  19. dirtysouthironmen says: Jun 4, 2012 9:41 AM

    …contains even less meat than we had surmised…

    That’s what she said!

  20. gadzod says: Jun 4, 2012 9:45 AM

    What are they going to say? .24 isn’t that bad? Of course they are not going to comment. He wasn’t barely over the limit or at the limit. He was at the limit x3!

  21. howiefeltersnatch says: Jun 4, 2012 9:49 AM

    Everyone’s on him for not taking a cab, how about having 1/4 of your blood soaked with alcohol? There is a much larger problem there than not deciding to take a cab guys…

  22. joetoronto says: Jun 4, 2012 10:06 AM

    49erstim says:
    Jun 4, 2012 9:03 AM
    I wasn’t expecting a comment from the Jags. Teams don’t release statements anymore regarding this type of thing. They don’t want the players to perceive the team as being “against” them.
    **************************************************
    Heyward Bey was arrested a couple of weeks ago for blowing a .12 and the Raiders responded.

    “The team is well aware of the situation and takes matters such as this very seriously,” the Raiders said in a statement. “The organization will continue to gather specifics and continue to cooperate with all parties involved.”

  23. realitypolice says: Jun 4, 2012 10:23 AM

    howiefeltersnatch says:
    Jun 4, 2012 9:49 AM
    Everyone’s on him for not taking a cab, how about having 1/4 of your blood soaked with alcohol? There is a much larger problem there than not deciding to take a cab guys…
    ================

    First of all, .24% does not mean 24%. It means one quarter of one percent. Someone with even 1% alcohol in their blood would be dead. So there’s that.

    Secondly, if he drinks himself to death, that’s his problem. If he drinks himself half to death, gets in a car, and kills someone else, that’s of much greater concern to me.

    So yeah, not taking the cab is clearly the larger problem.

  24. essentialsausage says: Jun 4, 2012 10:34 AM

    The Lions need to take control of their organization and discipline Blackmon.

  25. maxpower1912 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:38 AM

    I have to wonder if Jeff Fisher feels a little better today for having missed on him in the draft.

  26. bkostela says: Jun 4, 2012 10:40 AM

    most nfl-ready receiver in the draft

  27. hendawg21 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:54 AM

    Statement from Trent Williams and Fred Davis,

    thanks a million Justin as this has made us not look so bad…it’s better to puff, puff pass then to drink, drink pass out or get pulled over for a .24 btw how many puffs is that equal to???

  28. bigbluecrew420 says: Jun 4, 2012 11:00 AM

    Howirfeltersnatch

    Everyone’s on him for not taking a cab, how about having 1/4 of your blood soaked with alcohol?

    —————————————————-

    .24 is not 1/4 of your blood bud. It’s not even 1/4 of 1%.

    1/4 of your blood would have been 25.0 not 0.24

    Nice try tho

  29. rickeydynamite25 says: Jun 4, 2012 11:11 AM

    If I had to move To Jacksonville Florida I’d probably need a few drinks as well,, I mean it’s Jacksonville. Even Tebow said no thanks to J-Ville.

  30. realitypolice says: Jun 4, 2012 11:42 AM

    rickeydynamite25 says:
    Jun 4, 2012 11:11 AM
    If I had to move To Jacksonville Florida I’d probably need a few drinks as well,, I mean it’s Jacksonville. Even Tebow said no thanks to J-Ville.
    ===================

    Yes, because after living in Stillwater, Oklahoma, everything else is a step down.

  31. shackdelrio says: Jun 4, 2012 11:53 AM

    “rickeydynamite25 says:
    Jun 4, 2012 11:11 AM
    If I had to move To Jacksonville Florida I’d probably need a few drinks as well,, I mean it’s Jacksonville. Even Tebow said no thanks to J-Ville.”

    Who would want to live in a city next to the ocean that has world-class golf courses you can play year round? It’s practically Siberia.

  32. kb1953 says: Jun 4, 2012 12:17 PM

    Way to keep Mort honest on that link, holy cow talk about WAY off in his predictions for Matt Jones. Didn’t Jones get busted with Cola…more than once? God the Jags suck, go Colts.

  33. ballboy48 says: Jun 4, 2012 12:42 PM

    Khan’s stache is curling even more today!

  34. 49erstim says: Jun 4, 2012 1:25 PM

    @joetoronto… I respect what you’re saying, but that is almost the same statement that the Jags released. What I meant was teams don’t come right out and openly admonish players in their teams release. That first line is as strongly worded as they come.

  35. granadafan says: Jun 4, 2012 1:27 PM

    “shackdelrio says:
    Jun 4, 2012 11:53 AM
    Who would want to live in a city next to the ocean that has world-class golf courses you can play year round? It’s practically Siberia.”

    Yeah, with 98% humidity and mosquitos the size of birds.

    If you have 0.24 blood alcohol, I don’t think your judgement is quite there to think to call a cab. I’m just thankful he didn’t hurt anyone else.

  36. lasher1650 says: Jun 4, 2012 1:50 PM

    howiefeltersnatch says:Jun 4, 2012 9:49 AM

    Everyone’s on him for not taking a cab, how about having 1/4 of your blood soaked with alcohol? There is a much larger problem there than not deciding to take a cab guys…

    _____________________________________________________

    BAC isn’t a percentage of alcohol in your overall blood stream, it is a measure of milligrams of alcohol present. If someone had 1/4 of their blood toxified by alcohol not only would they be dead, they would basically be embalmed. Get smart about stuff before you post and make yourself look pretty silly.

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