Jacksonville Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon Suspended 4 Games

April 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Jacksonville Jaguars continued adding to a burgeoning offensive core by drafting tackle Luke Joeckel No. 2 overall in the 2013 NFL draft, but they reportedly will be without their 2012 first-rounder for the first quarter of next season. 
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon will be suspended for the first four games of the 2013 regular season due to a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy:
The Jaguars' official Twitter feed confirmed Schefter's report: 
Upon the news of his suspension hitting the wire, Blackmon released a statement, per NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano:
I’ve made a mistake and I have no excuse. I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation, and I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person. I will have a productive training camp and pre-season with my team, and during the suspension I will work hard to st...

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