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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Justin Blackmon pinned his problems on his decisions.

Blackmon, suspended the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, acknowledged Monday that he's at a crossroads in his career and his personal life. But the Jacksonville Jaguars receiver insisted he doesn't have an alcohol or 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," 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."


Blackmon has a credibility problem, too.

It was just 11 months ago that that Blackmon apologized for getting arrested on a DUI charge in Stillwater, Okla. -- tests showed his blood-alcohol content to be three times the legal limit -- and vowed that this is "not who I'm going to be."

Blackmon eventually pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI, which put him in the league's substance-abuse program. Although he declined Monday to reveal what triggered his suspension, it's likely he failed a random test.

The former Oklahoma State star and fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft also was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge in Texas in 2010 after officers caught him speeding on a suburban Dallas highway. The charge was later reduced to an underage alcohol possession charge.

Although it sure seems like this is a pattern of behavior, Blackmon said he's "confident" his latest mistake will be his last.

"I don't think anybody wants to be in the position that I'm in right now, and I don't think anybody wants to be in a position that can be any worse," Blackmon said. "I'm not going to go into it and say I want to be in this position because that's not where I want to be. All I can do is come out here and work every day and get better each day. Coach Gus (Bradley) says every day, 'Today is the most important day,' and that's all I can do is come out here every day and try to improve and take care of everything else as it comes."

Blackmon declined comment when asked whether he plans to enroll in a rehabilitation program.

Blackmon, who caught 64 passes for 865 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie, will miss games against Kansas City, Oakland, Seattle and Indianapolis to open the season. He will be eligible to return to practice Monday, Sept. 30. He will be allowed to attend meetings and be inside the facility during the suspension, but can't practice or play.

Blackmon apologized to teammates shortly after the suspension was announced April 30.

"He came across well," veteran center Brad Meester said. "He just apologized for what he did. He knew he was wrong and said it wouldn't happen again. We all accepted that. ... We can't control what people do what they leave here. We can't change what happened in the past. We have to be there for him and help him through this and make sure this doesn't happen again."

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew, though, said reaction to Blackmon's suspension 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."

Plenty of first-round draft picks, however, go their entire careers without landing in the substance-abuse policy or on the suspended list.

"You have to do the right thing no matter where you are," Meester said. "We're blessed with this opportunity. You'd hate to lose that opportunity because of something dumb you did outside of here. You don't want that to be the reason you can't play this game."

If Blackmon gets another suspension while in the program, it would be for a full season.

"We're going to see what kind of character he has," Jones-Drew said.

Blackmon's four-game hiatus will cost him about $220,000. It also triggered language in his contract that voids future guarantees, meaning the Jaguars could cut him without having to pay about $10 million that remains on a four-year, $18.5 million contract.

Blackmon made it clear he wants to move on from the suspension, but the 23-year-old receiver stopped short of saying he plans to change his lifestyle.

"I've just got to make better decisions," he said. "Like I said, my problem was I made a selfish decision and I apologize for that. I apologized to my teammates and I apologized to my family for it. That's something that I did and I take full responsibility for it."

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Most probably dont care about this, dont blame ya but for those who just follow the league this situation is really hilarious. 

 

In Jax, the only places to go out are at the beach, where I live.  My best friend manages the 3 most happening bars in town.  Anytime I'm up there, you can guarantee Justin and MoJo Drew are there getting sh*t faced.  No joke.  Blackmon is the type of dude is ordering a drink with it 3 quarters of the way full. 

 

The fact MoJo drew is chiming in when clearly he's a terrible influence on him is the funniest part.  I've seen MoJo in the bar, no sooner than 1 hour after a game, taking shots, watching his fantasy team to the point he cant walk.  Blackmon is no different.  I've got a scout friend in town (interviewed with Jets to cover the South West schools) who said when he was visiting Oklahoma St., that Blackmon has to have a babysitter every where he went so he wouldnt get behind a wheel, drink himself to death or get high.  Pretty sure he's doing all the above with MoJo, which makes this all the more funny reading his comments.  

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Most probably dont care about this, dont blame ya but for those who just follow the league this situation is really hilarious. 

 

In Jax, the only places to go out are at the beach, where I live.  My best friend manages the 3 most happening bars in town.  Anytime I'm up there, you can guarantee Justin and MoJo Drew are there getting sh*t faced.  No joke.  Blackmon is the type of dude is ordering a drink with it 3 quarters of the way full. 

 

The fact MoJo drew is chiming in when clearly he's a terrible influence on him is the funniest part.  I've seen MoJo in the bar, no sooner than 1 hour after a game, taking shots, watching his fantasy team to the point he cant walk.  Blackmon is no different.  I've got a scout friend in town (interviewed with Jets to cover the South West schools) who said when he was visiting Oklahoma St., that Blackmon has to have a babysitter every where he went so he wouldnt get behind a wheel, drink himself to death or get high.  Pretty sure he's doing all the above with MoJo, which makes this all the more funny reading his comments.  

 

 

Yeah but did you play pickup basketball with them?  If not I don't care.

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Yeah but did you play pickup basketball with them?  If not I don't care.

 

Not but, today at the courts, I'm was over hearing this guy talking about his weekend.  How he missed TPC because he was at his 10 year High School reunion.  Well, it just so happened that I was in Orlando this weekend and met up with this chick who was at her High School reunion.  So I was like, yo, did you go to Lake Brantley High School?  He was like, yeah.  I was like, no sh*t?  Me too and guess what?  I was at that party too!

 

He proceeded to ask me when I graduated and I told him and we traded BBall stories.  So we were on opposite teams, he figured he had me because I got 6 years on him and actually havent played in a month and I proceeded to go nuts.  Lite him up.  Couldnt be stopped making everything.  Pulling NBA range in transition, runners in the lane, dishing the rock like Magic...just draino all night long.  He made some else guard me after 2 games.

 

I am god.

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Wouldn't it be great if lightning struck JiF's house right when he posted this, sending a surge of electricity and his computer exploded, causing a painful injury? Yeah.

 

No.

 

I'd like to challenge JiF to a game of one on one.

 

I'm not really a one on one player.  I'm a shooter and scorer.  You want the ball in my hands.  Give me an inch I can fill it up.  I've got range, I can spot up, use the pump fake, get open with out the ball, dangerous with the ball in hands on breaks but I'm most deadly off picks because of my hair trigger release, fantastic ball handling skills and creative passing.  In my younger years, before all the injuries, I could break you down.  My body cant move like that anymore but as wily vet, I've honed the things I'm good at and just produce vs. all ages and levels of competition.

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No.

 

 

I'm not really a one on one player.  I'm a shooter and scorer.  You want the ball in my hands.  Give me an inch I can fill it up.  I've got range, I can spot up, use the pump fake, get open with out the ball, dangerous with the ball in hands on breaks but I'm most deadly off picks because of my hair trigger release, fantastic ball handling skills and creative passing.  In my younger years, before all the injuries, I could break you down.  My body cant move like that anymore but as wily vet, I've honed the things I'm good at and just produce vs. all ages and levels of competition.

 

I figured if there'd ever be a JN pickup game Id be the first guy picked but you make quite the argument. My game is similar anyways, but im getting older too.

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Most probably dont care about this, dont blame ya but for those who just follow the league this situation is really hilarious. 

 

In Jax, the only places to go out are at the beach, where I live.  My best friend manages the 3 most happening bars in town.  Anytime I'm up there, you can guarantee Justin and MoJo Drew are there getting sh*t faced.  No joke.  Blackmon is the type of dude is ordering a drink with it 3 quarters of the way full. 

 

The fact MoJo drew is chiming in when clearly he's a terrible influence on him is the funniest part.  I've seen MoJo in the bar, no sooner than 1 hour after a game, taking shots, watching his fantasy team to the point he cant walk.  Blackmon is no different.  I've got a scout friend in town (interviewed with Jets to cover the South West schools) who said when he was visiting Oklahoma St., that Blackmon has to have a babysitter every where he went so he wouldnt get behind a wheel, drink himself to death or get high.  Pretty sure he's doing all the above with MoJo, which makes this all the more funny reading his comments.  

 

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I figured if there'd ever be a JN pickup game Id be the first guy picked but you make quite the argument. My game is similar anyways, but im getting older too.

 

I'm only 6 foot.  

 

If there was a pick up game, I think Johnny Hector is like 6'7 and GreenieMeanie is like 6'11.  They might go first unless you're their height.  

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Most probably dont care about this, dont blame ya but for those who just follow the league this situation is really hilarious. 

 

In Jax, the only places to go out are at the beach, where I live.  My best friend manages the 3 most happening bars in town.  Anytime I'm up there, you can guarantee Justin and MoJo Drew are there getting sh*t faced.  No joke.  Blackmon is the type of dude is ordering a drink with it 3 quarters of the way full. 

 

The fact MoJo drew is chiming in when clearly he's a terrible influence on him is the funniest part.  I've seen MoJo in the bar, no sooner than 1 hour after a game, taking shots, watching his fantasy team to the point he cant walk.  Blackmon is no different.  I've got a scout friend in town (interviewed with Jets to cover the South West schools) who said when he was visiting Oklahoma St., that Blackmon has to have a babysitter every where he went so he wouldnt get behind a wheel, drink himself to death or get high.  Pretty sure he's doing all the above with MoJo, which makes this all the more funny reading his comments.  

speaking of the Jags and fantasy, Cecil Shorts killed it for me last year!

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No.

 

 

I'm not really a one on one player.  I'm a shooter and scorer.  You want the ball in my hands.  Give me an inch I can fill it up.  I've got range, I can spot up, use the pump fake, get open with out the ball, dangerous with the ball in hands on breaks but I'm most deadly off picks because of my hair trigger release, fantastic ball handling skills and creative passing.  In my younger years, before all the injuries, I could break you down.  My body cant move like that anymore but as wily vet, I've honed the things I'm good at and just produce vs. all ages and levels of competition.

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Most probably dont care about this, dont blame ya but for those who just follow the league this situation is really hilarious. 

 

In Jax, the only places to go out are at the beach, where I live.  My best friend manages the 3 most happening bars in town.  Anytime I'm up there, you can guarantee Justin and MoJo Drew are there getting sh*t faced.  No joke.  Blackmon is the type of dude is ordering a drink with it 3 quarters of the way full. 

 

The fact MoJo drew is chiming in when clearly he's a terrible influence on him is the funniest part.  I've seen MoJo in the bar, no sooner than 1 hour after a game, taking shots, watching his fantasy team to the point he cant walk.  Blackmon is no different.  I've got a scout friend in town (interviewed with Jets to cover the South West schools) who said when he was visiting Oklahoma St., that Blackmon has to have a babysitter every where he went so he wouldnt get behind a wheel, drink himself to death or get high.  Pretty sure he's doing all the above with MoJo, which makes this all the more funny reading his comments.  

 

I agree with Justin, I just have a decision making problem. I don't have a drinking problem either It's everybody else that thinks my drinking is a problem,

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Dude, thats not even half of it. 

 

I got wasted with Brandon Siller at the Wekiva Marina on Saturday.  He introduced me to a new drinking game.  It was awesome!!!

 

Yeah, "a new drinking game"... he tells you to buy him a drink, and you do. He tells you to get on your knees, you do. FUN!!!

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Most probably dont care about this, dont blame ya but for those who just follow the league this situation is really hilarious. 

 

In Jax, the only places to go out are at the beach, where I live.  My best friend manages the 3 most happening bars in town.  Anytime I'm up there, you can guarantee Justin and MoJo Drew are there getting sh*t faced.  No joke.  Blackmon is the type of dude is ordering a drink with it 3 quarters of the way full. 

 

The fact MoJo drew is chiming in when clearly he's a terrible influence on him is the funniest part.  I've seen MoJo in the bar, no sooner than 1 hour after a game, taking shots, watching his fantasy team to the point he cant walk.  Blackmon is no different.  I've got a scout friend in town (interviewed with Jets to cover the South West schools) who said when he was visiting Oklahoma St., that Blackmon has to have a babysitter every where he went so he wouldnt get behind a wheel, drink himself to death or get high.  Pretty sure he's doing all the above with MoJo, which makes this all the more funny reading his comments.  

 Because of this post was not to surprised to see him get pinched this weekend  

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 Because of this post was not to surprised to see him get pinched this weekend  

 

Dude, hilarious.  I was just about to bump this thread and post the article.  I'm telling you, these Jags, party like F'ing rockstars and Jones Drew is the ring leader of them all.  He had the whole crew out Saturday night.  And then he gets popped on Sunday.  The "Conch House" that he was at, is nothing but trouble, I havent been in years.  Doesnt surprise me one bit it happened there and at 8pm?  That means he was partying there for a while since the party starts at noon, he was probably hammered and being escorted out by the security guard he punched.

 

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Jaguars-running-back-Maurice-Jones-Drew-facing/W5aDkvN8xUen08coAlucZg.cspx

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