According to the Associated Press, Blackmon didn’t attend Tuesday’s hearing in Stillwater, Okla., but defense attorney Cheryl Ramsey entered the plea for him.
Blackmon was arrested in June during a traffic stop, with blood alcohol levels three times the legal limit.
The judge in the case imposed a deferred sentence of one year, which means he won’t serve time if he complies with the other conditions. He also was fined $500 and has to perform 50 hours of community service.
Frankly, that’s a slap on the wrist, and it will be interesting to see how the Jaguars use the punishment as leverage in their contract negotiation. Blackmon’s currently one of six unsigned first-round picks, and can no longer expect the kind of guaranteed deals his neighbors are getting.