Jaguars' Justin Blackmon arrested, admits to smoking blunt

Suspended Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested for a third time in his career. (Scott...

Suspended Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested for a third time in his career. (Scott Kane/USA TODAY Sports/Files)

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested in Edmond, Okla., on Wednesday and charged with possession of marijuana, according to multiple reports.

Blackmon was reportedly stopped for a traffic violation, and police officers smelled the odour of marijuana coming from his car. A search found marijuana, and Blackmon was taken into custody.

It is the third arrest for Blackmon, who is currently suspended indefinitely by the franchise following his third violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Owner Shad Khan said the Jaguars will not cut ties with Blackmon despite the ongoing off-field issues.

"We want him to get help and really beat this," Khan told the Florida Times-Union, adding that help for Blackmon is the most important thing the Jaguars can provide.

Blackmon served a four-game suspension at the start of last season following his second violation during the 2012 offseason.

Coach Gus Bradley said the Jaguars have had little contact with Blackmon during his suspension.

"I'm just praying that he gets the help he needs. I'm just praying that he gets right," Bradley said.

The former Oklahoma State star caught 64 passes for 865 yards and five touchdowns in 2012, but has run into a string of off-field issues that have put his NFL future in jeopardy. He was arrested in 2010 in Oklahoma on a DUI charge that was reduced to underage drinking and again in 2012 following a traffic stop in which he failed a breath test that showed his blood alcohol content to be three times the legal limit.


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