Report: Jacksonville Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon could lose bonus money
Jacksonville Jaguars’ first-round pick Justin Blackmon, who plead not guilty Monday to charges of aggravated DUI, could lose bonus money because of his arrest, reports ESPN‘s Adam Schefter.
Sounds like the Jaguars can and will give first-round pick Justin Blackmon a smaller and deferred signing bonus, less guaranteed money.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 04, 2012
Blackmon was arrested early Sunday morning in Stillwater, Okla. He reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of .24, three times the legal limit. Blackmon was charged with aggravated DUI, a misdemeanor charge reserved for cases involving blood-alcohol levels of .15 or higher. Blackmon was released from jail on $1,000 bond.
The Jaguars drafted Blackmon with the fifth-overall pick in this season’s draft. The former Oklahoma State star was a two-time All-American and two-time winner of the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the best wide receiver in college football.