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Justin Blackmon gets suspended sentence, avoids jail time


Suspended Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon received a one-year suspended sentence and probation Wednesday at a sentencing hearing and will avoid jail time as long as he complies with conditions set by an Oklahoma judge.

Blackmon had pleaded guilty in April to a DUI charge.

The Dec. 2015 incident marked Blackmon’s second DUI arrest since being drafted in the first round by the Jaguars in 2012 and his third in all. He remains indefinitely suspended by the NFL after his appeal for reinstatement was denied last year.

Through his attorney, Blackmon declined an interview request while leaving the courtroom Wednesday.

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15 Responses to “Justin Blackmon gets suspended sentence, avoids jail time”
  1. jags2daship says: Aug 24, 2016 4:38 PM

    Hoping he can figure it out before he hurts someone else worse than he has hurt himself.

  2. doomsdaydefensetx says: Aug 24, 2016 4:38 PM

    I remember the “experts” saying this kid would surpass Dez Bryant. Great call experts! I wish I got paid to be wrong all the time!

  3. digitalsasquatch says: Aug 24, 2016 4:43 PM

    You can afford a cab, young man….

  4. buds4grant says: Aug 24, 2016 4:44 PM

    Unfortunately, we will read the same news in 10 months time. Call a cab!

  5. hottubtodd says: Aug 24, 2016 4:47 PM

    Or call Jonny Manziel to pick you

  6. richardshermanhaschickenlegs says: Aug 24, 2016 4:56 PM

    He would have been better than Dez too, if he’d stayed clean. He was a huge rising star at one point. Too bad, although there still could be time to turn it around for him.

  7. godeepwvu says: Aug 24, 2016 5:32 PM

    It’s a sad story. One of the biggest wastes of talent in years.

  8. jvillenole says: Aug 24, 2016 5:49 PM

    That guy was a stud. Had it all in front of him, and snorted/drank/smoked it all away.

  9. jasons81 says: Aug 24, 2016 5:53 PM

    Suspended sentences and probation is a joke. He could get 2 DUIs within the next week and still nothing would come of the suspended sentence.

  10. jagsfanugh says: Aug 24, 2016 5:55 PM

    As a Jags fan ..Justin who? We got Arob now bro. Much better as not an idiot like that clown.

  11. rg3sucksgrowup says: Aug 24, 2016 5:56 PM

    Total loser. He was loser in college and A BIG BUST. The man is just STUPID

  12. johny248 says: Aug 24, 2016 6:32 PM

    Obviously Justin has some issues/demons to deal with. I hope for his health and safety (as well as anyone elses safety. DUI is a selfish and dangerous deal for anyone on the road).

    That is more important than a career in football, but at the same time I can’t recall a player who has wasted such incredible talent in recent years. He had such a promising future in the NFL. He was fantastic on the field and never even got a chance to learn, mature, and improve. One of those “sky is the limit” type of players.

  13. abninf says: Aug 24, 2016 6:47 PM

    richardshermanhaschickenlegs says:

    He would have been better than Dez too, if he’d stayed clean.


  14. PFT loves the Steelers says: Aug 24, 2016 7:33 PM

    Had the Steelers drafted him, he’d only be in stage 2 of the substance program, and he’d be suiting up by week 4 at the latest.

  15. BigVinnyInJax says: Aug 25, 2016 1:22 PM

    If this guy could have stayed on the field and out of the courtroom, Blaine Gabbert would probably have been a successful quarterback.

    No, really, I’m serious. Kind of.

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