Speaking publicly for the first time since receiving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Jacksonville wideout Justin Blackmon said he didn't have a drinking problem.
“Out of this whole thing one of the main things I would say that I had a problem with was just making a poor decision, making a selfish decision at that,” Blackmon told the AP. “If you want to ask if I have a problem, I have a problem with making a poor decision.”
It was announced late last month that Blackmon would be suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season, although the second-year wide receiver declined comment on what actually elicited the suspension. It may have been a failed random test, the AP reported.
Blackmon also wouldn't comment on whether he had any plans to enter a rehabilitation program.
The wide receiver has been arrested for driving under the influence twice in the past three years, including one incident after he was drafted last summer, via The Sporting News.
Blackmon finished his rookie campaign with 64 catches for 865 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged more than six receptions per game over the final quarter of last season, and his absence, given the Jags' struggling offense, will surely have a significant impact.
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