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Justin Blackmon not off to a good start in the NFL: Aggravated DUI arrest

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    Damn, I never heard about him having character issues. This is what happens when you take #14.
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    Wow...2nd DUI in a 2-year period, and this one "aggravated" (i.e. nothing borderline here, he was seriously drunk). And he has not yet signed a contract.
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    That's going to cost him. I imagine his contract will prominently feature some language regarding his off-field contract and tie his compensation to good behavior.
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    Would this mean that he is not officially an NFL employee and not subject to fines and/or penalties? I don't know if the league office differentiates between when the crime was committed and when sentencing occurs as with Dennard.
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    I think that's about right, though I certainly don't understand the details. But it sounds like what happened before a player was drafted can't be directly subject to NFL rules, but what happens after can, even prior to the signing of a contract. I think this came up with the Brandon Spikes sex video, which was done while he was a student a UFlorida prior to the draft and therefore not subject to any personal conduct policy. Obviously, prior conduct can affect a player's draft status, but that's about it.
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    FWIW, they can't expressly do that; all they can really do is alter the amount that is guaranteed. Per PFT, the Jags could tell Blackmon, "Here's the deal: we'll guarantee the entire deal, but if you get arrested between now and the end of next season, your guarantees for years 3 and 4 go up in smoke."
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    I would expect something similar to what the Pats did with Aaron Hernandez - a lower signing bonus and more non-guaranteed money tied in to roster bonuses.

    Patriots play cautious on Hernandez deal - Extra Points - Boston.com
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    Yeah.

    From what I understand about DUI's, it's extremely rare that someone gets caught that one in a thousand times they get behind the wheel after they had an extra sherry at Aunt Millie's or an extra beer after work. Most DUI arrests are the tip of the iceberg.

    The fact that this fellow was nailed twice in two years suggests that he has plenty of enablers among his family and friends who are enjoying the fruits of his success.

    Sounds like a tragedy in the making to me, unless he gets some people around him who really care about him.
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    He blew a .24 wow! What a dumb-ass
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    Seriously? That's insane, lots of people wouldn't even be conscious at .24. Solidly in blackout territory, to say the least.
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    The fact that he was able to drive with that blood alcohol level suggests that he's not exactly "naive" to the stuff. I've seen individuals out cold with that kind of level, and others wide awake with levels twice as high.

    The Jags have been down this road before, especially with WRs:

    Blackmon's arrest triggers bad memories for Jaguars - NFL.com

    Makes you wonder about the wisdom of trading up for a prospect with a prior DUI on his record when they could have traded back and gotten a quality WR without that issue.
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