Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon Defends His Character

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Sam Greenwood/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has had a hard time staying out of trouble in his short time in the NFL. Blackmon defended himself saying he’s not a bad person, but he’s just made some bad decisions.

“No I wouldn’t say I do,” Blackmon told the Jaguars website when asked if he had a substance abuse problem. “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. If you want to ask if I have a problem? I have a problem with making a poor decision.”

Blackmon was arrested for driving under the influence twice before signing his contract with the Jaguars.

Recently, he was suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The Jaguars selected Blackmon fifth overall in the 2012 Draft out of Oklahoma State.  In his rookie year, he caught 64 passes for 865 yards with five touchdowns.

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