Jones-Drew: Media blows Blackmon’s issues out of proportion

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According to teammate Maurice Jones-Drew, the media's attention towards Justin Blackmon's off the field issues have been "out of control". (Credit: AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

According to teammate Maurice Jones-Drew, the media’s attention towards Justin Blackmon’s off the field issues have been “out of control”. (Credit: AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

In a little over a year, since being drafted fifth overall, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has had a number of off the field issues. During that period, Blackmon has plead guilty to an aggravated DUI and served a four game suspension for a breaking the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Blackmon blamed making “poor decisions” as the reasons why he has had off the field troubles.

“Out of this whole thing one of the main things I would say that I had a problem with was just making a poor decision, making a selfish decision at that and not thinking about the long term of it and just thinking about at the time,” Blackmon said following the team’s first organized team activity. “If you want to ask if I have a problem, I have a problem with making a poor decision.”

If you ask teammate Maurice Jones-Drew, the media’s attention towards Blackmon has been “out of control”.

“The media just blows it out of proportion,” Jones-Drew said. “A lot of people make several mistakes. If you’re that age and you have that amount of money, how would you act? If you answer that question truthfully, you can go from there.”

Blackmon could face a full year suspension if he breaks the substance policy again.

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