Of the 32 players selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 31 report this week for training camps – 28 to the team that drafted them. The lone exception, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon is currently indefinitely suspended for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The troubled Blackmon will probably get only one more shot; does he have what it takes to turn it around?
Blackmon’s first two seasons at Stillwater went by without any noticeable off the field problem. After being redshirted in 2008, he caught 20 passes and scored two touchdowns for the Oklahoma State Cowboys in his sophomore season.
Blackmon first ran into trouble when he was arrested on 26 October 2010 for a DUI after being clocked doing 92 mph in a 60 mph zone, while driving home with friends from a Dallas Cowboys game.
“That was the first time he had a run-in with the law” told Gunter Brewer, Blackmon’s WR coach at Oklahoma State, in a phone interview with Inside Handoff. Continue reading