Justin Blackmon Arrested For Aggravated DUI

I’m actually pretty surprised by this.

Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested on an aggravated DUI charge Sunday after authorities in Oklahoma said he had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The former Oklahoma State star smelled of alcohol when an officer pulled him over shortly after 3 a.m., Stillwater police spokesman Capt. Randy Dickerson said.

Blackmon agreed to take a breathalyzer test and blew a .24 — three times the legal limit of .08, Dickerson said.

Blackmon struck me as someone who had it together heading into the draft, so this boneheaded mistake seems out of character. The Jaguars can’t be happy about it. Let’s hope it’s an isolated incident.

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Oklahoma State’s leading receiver Justin Blackmon arrested for DUI

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys warms up before the college football game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The Cowboys defeated the Bulldogs 24-10.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After losing to Nebraska last Saturday, No. 20 Oklahoma State could have used a stress-free week as they prepare to face Kansas State this weekend.

So much for that.

Justin Blackmon, the Cowboys’ leading receiver, was arrested for driving under the influence in Texas early Tuesday morning after attending the New York-Dallas NFL game Monday night. Of course, that’s not the only problem though. The other issue is that he isn’t 21 yet.

From ESPN.com:

Blackmon, who is not 21 years old, and three friends were returning to Oklahoma after attending the Dallas Cowboys game in Arlington, Texas, when they were pulled over for going 92 mph in a 60 mph zone, the newspaper reported. Former Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant plays for Dallas.

“There were field sobriety tests given on the side of the road,” Dustin Bartram, the public information officer for the Carrollton Police Department, said, according to the Tulsa World. “The officer determined that there was a detectable amount [of alcohol] on [Blackmon].”

In Texas, if authorities deem that a minor has been drinking any alcohol and driving, that person is considered to be driving under the influence.

Blackmon posted a $375 bond and was released at 8:06 a.m. CT, according to the newspaper. The passengers in the car were not arrested.

No word on whether or not Blackmon will face K-State this Saturday but chances are he won’t. How could head coach Mike Riley allow one of his under-aged players drove home drunk on a school night? Blackmon is having a monster year (62 receptions, 1,112 yards, 14 TDs) for Riley, but the head coach will certainly be criticized if he didn’t discipline the sophomore wideout.

More to come.

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