Jaguars' No.1 pick Justin Blackmon arrested on DUI charge
This undated photo provided by the Payne County Sheriff's Office shows Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick receiver Justin Blackmon. Authorities in Oklahoma say Blackmon is being held on $1,000 bail after he was arrested on an aggravated DUI charge, Sunday, June 3, 2012. / AP Photo/Payne County Sheriff's Office
(CBS/AP) STILLWATER, Okla. - Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick Justin Blackmon has appeared in an Oklahoma courtroom for the first time since his weekend arrest for suspicion of drunken driving.
The former Oklahoma State star wide receiver did not enter a plea Monday to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. Blackmon was allowed to remain free on $1,000 bond.
Authorities say Blackmon, 22, was arrested early Sunday morning after a breathalyzer test showed he had had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
The Jaguars selected Blackmon with the fifth pick in this year's NFL draft in the hopes that he could upgrade the league's worst offense.
Jaguars spokesman Dan Edwards said the team is aware of the report.
Blackmon was released from jail on $1,000 bond. He didn't have an attorney listed in jail records.
Blackmon agreed to take a breathalyzer test and blew a .24 three times the legal limit of .08, Dickerson said.
Under Oklahoma law, a driver can be charged with aggravated driving under the influence when a test shows .15 or greater.
Payne County Sheriff Sgt. Brandon Ingham says jail records didn't list an attorney. His agent, Todd France, didn't immediately respond to an email or phone message seeking comment on Sunday.
A Stillwater police officer tried to pull Blackmon over for speeding 60 mph in a 35 mph zone and driving left of center early Sunday morning, Dickerson said.
Blackmon drove about four blocks before stopping in a gas station parking lot, Dickerson said.
"He was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and his eyes were glassy and blood shot," Dickerson said in a statement. "He admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving."
There wasn't anyone else inside the Chevrolet Tahoe, Dickerson said.
Blackmon was previously arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge in Texas in 2010 after officers caught him speeding on a suburban Dallas highway.
CBSSports.com reported that Blackmon was subsequently suspended by his college coach Mike Gundy for one game.
He told reporters after the arrest that he made a mistake and took full responsibility for it.
"I'm embarrassed to be in this position," Blackmon said. "I'm truly sorry to my family, to my friends and to Oklahoma State all together. I look forward to redeeming myself and proving to everybody that this isn't who I am. I'm not this guy. I'm humbled by this experience and I will grow from it."
Blackman didn't face any jail time from that charge, which a prosecutor had described as a fine-only offense.
The Jaguars traded up to select Blackmon in April.Blackmon and the Jaguars have yet to come to contract terms, but because of the rookie wage scale that is part of the new collective bargaining agreement, he's expected to make somewhere close to $20 million, CBSSports.com reports.
The 6-foot-1, 207-pounder caught 122 passes for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. He had 111 receptions for 1,782 yards and 20 touchdowns the year before.
"He's got an edge to him," new coach Mike Mularkey said earlier this year. "He's one of these guys who doesn't think he can be covered. That's pretty important at that position with that kind of confidence, that you can line up and dare somebody to try to stop you and believe that you can't be. I like that edge."
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