Justin Blackmon Suspended Indefinitely
Justin Blackmon has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. This is the second suspension this year for the same offense, which is an indicator of a serious issue for both Blackmon and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Blackmon will be eligible for reinstatement at the start of the 2014 NFL season.
Statement by Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell: “All of us who are a part of the Jaguars family care very deeply about Justin and his well-being. That said, he must be held accountable and accept the consequences announced today by the NFL. His suspension will provide him the opportunity to receive the attention and professional treatment necessary to overcome his challenges, and we will support him during this time. The Jacksonville Jaguars will evaluate Justin’s status once he has successfully met the criteria to be considered for reinstatement to the league.”
Being suspended this early and often for substance abuse is a bad start to Blackmon’s career, and one can only hope that he gets this taken care of for the sake of both his career and his personal well being.
Story via Jaguars.com