Other than it being reported that Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon, who is currently serving an indefinite suspension for his latest violation of the NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy, is living in the Oklahoma City area, the receiver has been off the radar.
— Patrick Schuster (@ftballdialogue) June 22, 2014
According to Florida Times Union…
During his suspension-filled time with the Jaguars, one thing Justin Blackmon made clear from the moment he came into the NFL was that he was the anti-diva. The 2012 first-round draft pick never cared for the spotlight, though a few of his breathtaking performances as a receiver put him there. Even when Blackmon played well, he loathed media attention and talking about himself.
Blackmon’s former high school coaches, who were once close with him, have lost contact and fellow Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts has attempted to make contact as well.
Furthermore, the Times Union spoke with Blackmon’s mother, Donna Blackmon, who didn’t have much to report regarding the elusiveness of her son.
That’s my son. I’m mom and try not to be the person that’s sharing [information about him], explaining why she preferred not to disclose any details about Justin’s life since his most recent suspension.
Mrs. Blackmon answered the reporter’s questions, but declined to give up any detailed information as to where Blackmon is living, whether he was maintaining his football shape, or whether he enlisted into any type of rehab or counseling program.
The latest report on Blackmon from a team standpoint was in May, when general manager David Caldwell commented that the team wasn’t counting on him, but wasn’t expected to release him either. Soon afterwards, the team drafted receivers Marquise Lee and Allen Robinson.
Let’s just hope that when or it Blackmon returns, he will keep his nose clean.
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