Jacksonville Jaguar receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested Wednesday night in Edmond and charged with possession of marijuana. Edmond police stopped Blackmon on a traffic violation and said they smelled marijuana from inside the car. Police searched the car and reported finding marijuana before taking the former OSU Cowboy into custody.
Not long after his arrest, Blackmon posted bond and was released. Blackmon is currently serving an indefinite suspension from the NFL for a third violation of the league's substance abuse policy. He was suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season after a second violation.
Despite his problems the Jaguars say they're not ready to cut ties with Blackmon.
"We want to keep him as a player. I think its very important for him to get the help. I think that's the most important thing, said Jacksonville owner Shad Khan."
The 2012 season was a strong one for Blackmon, who caught 64 passes for 865 yards and five touchdowns, but that's the last thing his team is thinking about.
"I"m just praying he gets the help that he needs," is what head coach Gus Bradley had to say.
"All we can do is pray that he finds a way to get on the right track and save his life," is what Jaguar quarterback Chad Henne had to say.