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Blackmon Suspended For 4-Games

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Former Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon is suspended for the first four weeks of the season by the NFL.  He is suspended without pay for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Blackmon will be eligible to return to Jacksonville's active roster on September 30th for the Jags game with the Colts.  The Oklahoma native has had problems in the past with a couple of DUI charges and was in an NFL drug program.

Jacksonville traded up in 2012 to take Blackmon as the fifth overall pick in the draft.

"I've made a mistake and I have no excuse," Blackmon said in a statement released by the Jaguars. "I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation, and I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person."

Blackmon will be eligible to rejoin the team on September 30th.

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