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Jags' Blackmon says problem is 'a poor decision'

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Updated: 5/13/2013 6:46 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon says he doesn't have an alcohol or substance-abuse problem, adding that his issue is "making a poor decision."
   
Blackmon was suspended last month for the first four games of the 2013 season for violation the league's substance-abuse policy.
   
He spoke publicly for the first time Monday, apologizing to teammates and saying he's looking to "put it in the past."
   
He says, "If you want to ask if I have a problem? I have a problem with making a poor decision."
   
He declined comment when asked whether he planned to enroll in a rehabilitation program.
   
Blackmon pleaded guilty last summer to aggravated DUI, which put him in the league's substance-abuse program. Although he declined to reveal what triggered his suspension, he may have failed a random test.
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Truthbetold - 5/14/2013 12:29 AM
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Wise people learn from other people's mistakes, even fools learn from their own mistakes. If you can't even learn from your own mistakes, then you are even less than a fool.

Gunny48 - 5/13/2013 7:07 PM
1 Vote
Justin Blackmon = Jimmy Smith but it won't take as long...

therev - 5/13/2013 5:21 PM
3 Votes
Time to get rid of Blackmon. He had two DUI's now a drug suspention. What will be his excuse next time?

RiverRat - 5/13/2013 4:24 PM
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Justin, Denial is not a river in Egypt.

Old Dog - 5/13/2013 4:03 PM
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Yes I agree, Mr. Blackmon does make "poor decisions' but the real problem is he keeps making them over and over. This is the kind of person Gene Smith and his staff drafted on multiple occasions, which is why they got the fired, just sadly three years later than they should have been fired. I just hope the new G/M and coaches are baseball fans and abide by the 3 strike rule because the next time Mr. Blackmon makes another “poor decision” it should be his last at least with the Jaguars.

Fred Thompson - 5/13/2013 3:41 PM
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LAME EXCUSE!! what a avoidest' thats pure "in denile" Cut him when he does it a 3rd time. You know its in the cards. Once a screw up' always a screw up.
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