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Blackmon busted again

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Updated: 11/02/2013 12:05 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars fans like Joshua Hull said they saw it coming.

"I think it was inevitable," he said.

Star player Justin Blackmon, following what's become a disturbing Jaguars trend: wide receivers with substance abuse issues.

"Matt Williams, Matt Jones, and Jimmy Smith. All of them. We've just had a problem," said local attorney and sports agent John Phillips.

He said entitlement is often an issue with troubled athletes, knowing they'll not be punished as harshly because of their status.

And as bad as it is for Blackmon, two DUI's and now a failed drug test, Phillips said they're not career-ending moves.

"I think he'll get more chances. At least one more chance. But I don't know of it's going be in Jacksonville," he said.

Blackmon has admitted he makes bad decisions, but never has he said he has a drug problem.

Phillips said, "At some point, he's headed to a life of ruin if he doesn't take off now and literally and meaningfully check into a rehab program."

But through it all, he still has his fans, at least for now.

Hull said, "He's a young guy. He makes mistakes. Hopefully, he'll learn his lesson and come back next year."
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c9bcrewman - 11/2/2013 9:46 AM
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too many chance's for the druggie's in sport's. any civilian would be gone in no time. another long line of druggie's on this so called team. my gosh growing up common sense will tell you drug's are no good. mistake's? you know it's not allowed. stupid, stupid. he know's the policy, so why do it? sorry ass guy who deserve's to be to kicked out of football. look at all the trouble maker's in sport's today. i'll never spend a penny on any team, including the sorry team in jax. 0-14 on a bunch of throw off's. the fan's are spending big buck's for a bunch of bum's who are laughing all the way to the bank. stand united and all in mean nothing but a bunch of hot air coming from an organization that doesn't care about the fan's. if they did they would spend money on quality player's. but who want's to play for a lousy organization who can't put a bunch of player's who care.

Truthseeker - 11/2/2013 6:23 AM
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Hull said, "He's a young guy. He makes mistakes. Hopefully, he'll learn his lesson and come back next year." That's a bunch of BS. Once again our souciety makes excuses for a scumbag. He is nothing more that a common drug addict. Get rid of him and get a good guy instead of a "young guy". Good guys don't do this kind of stuff regardless of their age.

Terri75 - 11/2/2013 1:27 AM
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Reggie Williams not Matt Reggie is playing Canada who is mentoring our WR that's getting them on drugs...
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