Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has faith that wide receiver Justin Blackmon can clean up his act for good and return to the team.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has found himself in trouble with the law similarly to Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon.
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He has been arrested for drug-related offenses three times in his three-year career since being selected fifth overall by the Jaguars in the 2012 draft.
Blackmon was suspended indefinitely by the Jaguars for his third offense, and they drafted two wide receivers which may very well spell the end of the former Oklahoma State receiver’s career in Jacksonville.
However, owner Shad Khan appears willing to give him another chance. “Absolutely. As a matter of fact, I’m very optimistic. I think he’s paid his dues. I think he’s got his life together. I think he can be a role model for people who have gone through hard times. We’re waiting for him,” the Jaguars owner said to the Florida-Times Union.
Blackmon will have a long ladder to climb though since rookies Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns all showed promising potential. However, Cecil Shorts being a free agent may open the door for him.