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Justin Blackmon was arrested for DUI last weekend and on Wednesday he spoke for the first time about the arrest.

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Justin Blackmon DUI Arrest Video: Jags Rookie Says He's 'Not A Drinker'

Jacksonville Jaguars 1st-round pick Justin Blackmon was arrested a few weeks ago and charged with aggravated DUI in Stillwater, Okla., after allegedly blowing .24 on the breathalyzer. This led to wondering just how intoxicated the 210-pound wide receiver was that night, because blowing a .24, which is three times the legal limit, means you have quite a bit of alcohol in your system.

Well, we now get to see just how drunk and surprisingly lucid Blackmon was on that night, as First Coast News in Jacksonville, Fla. has obtained a copy of Blackmon's booking video.

As you can see, Blackmon was asked by the officer if he was drinking beer or liquor and responds with, "I'm literally not a drinker." Blackmon then admits he was drinking that night, so I guess it wasn't all that literal.

Blackmon also says, "This is the first time I've been here... in Stillwater," which is pretty absurd given he played his college football at Oklahoma State... which is in Stillwater, Okla.

It's obvious Blackmon was drunk, but the question that will come up in July when he heads to court will be just how drunk. From the video, he certainly seems pretty lucid for someone that's three times the legal limit, but then again he doesn't seem to remember being in Stillwater before.

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Justin Blackmon Suspension Unlikely, According To Report

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon spoke with the media on Wednesday, the first time he's talked publicly since getting hit with a DUI early on Sunday morning, and expressed regret for putting himself in a bad situation.

Though the NFL has yet to make a decision on his punishment, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that a fine, and not a suspension, is the likely outcome.

Blackmon was arrested for DUI while at Oklahoma State so there is some history there but this is his first incident as an NFL player. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell does have some leeway on the punishment he hands out but history suggests a suspension won't be included.

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Are Pro Athletes More Likely To Get Arrested For DUI?

Sadly, it isn't unusual to hear about a professional athlete earning a DUI. But are these athletes better or worse about drunk driving than we are?

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Justin Blackmon DUI Will Be Misdemeanor, DA Won't Plea Bargain

Justin Blackmon was arrested for aggravated DUI over the weekend, and it's commonly been referred to as his second DUI charge. But technically, this is Blackmon's first DUI charge, which means he won't be charged with a felony. Blackmon is facing a misdemeanor DUI charge -- to which he pled not guilty -- because his first DUI arrest in 2010 was knocked down to minor in possession of beer.

This time around, Blackmon won't be getting a plea deal with lesser charges, as Vino Stellino of the Florida Times-Union reported on Twitter:

Stellino added in a later tweet that first-time offenders, which Blackmon is under the law, usually do not get jail time. However, the judge in Blackmon's case does have the option to sentence Blackmon to jail time if he is convicted.

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Justin Blackmon DUI: NFL Can Discipline Jaguars Wide Receiver

Getting arrested on an aggravated DUI charge is probably only the tip of the iceberg for Justin Blackmon in the next few weeks. And with Roger Goodell still running the NFL's discipline, it's no shock that Blackmon, who has yet to sign his contract with the Jaguars, is subject to discipline from the league.


Full Report: Blackmon Arrested in Oklahoma on DUI Charge

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told NFL.com on Sunday that Blackmon is eligible to be punished under the league's drug and personal conduct policies. Those policies, and Goodell's enforcement of them, has meant that a number of players have missed time on the field for off-the-field and after-hours transgressions. Blackmon being subject to these policies is likely bad news for the receiver, who blew a .24, three times the legal limit, after submitting to a Breathalyzer on Sunday morning.

Also, it was probably not a good idea for Blackmon to have done something that gets this sentence published on NFL.com:

We did some digging and were unable to find an NFL player in the past five years who approached Blackmon's .24 on a DUI arrest.

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Justin Blackmon DUI: Jaguars WR Blew A .24 BAC On Breathalyzer

Justin Blackmon had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was arrested early Sunday morning on an aggravated DUI charge. The Jaguars wide receiver agreed to take a breathalyzer test and blew a .24. The legal limit is .08.


Full Report: Blackmon Arrested in Oklahoma on DUI Charge

Blackmon was reportedly pulled over for driving 60 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone, and driving left of the center line.

So, what does a .24 mean? Well, it means that Blackmon was very, very drunk. Just ask Wikipedia:

BAC (% by vol.)
.0.20–0.29
Behavior
* Stupor
* Loss of understanding
* Impaired sensations
Impairment
* Severe motor impairment
* Loss of consciousness
* Memory blackout

This is, quite obviously, no condition to be anywhere near a car. In fact, .27 is considered "death possible" on the BAC card at Be Responsible About Drinking's site, brad21.org.

"He was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and his eyes were glassy and blood shot,'' Stillwater police spokesman Capt. Randy Dickerson said in a statement. "He admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving.''

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Two weeks ago Amy K. Nelson sat down with Blackmon at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere event in Los Angeles. They spoke about what it meant to Blackmon to be drafted by Jacksonville, what he was doing to keep busy and what he anticipated in the transition from college to the pros.

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Justin Blackmon DUI: Jaguars WR Released On $1,000 Bond

Justin Blackmon posted bond and has been released from jail, according to the Payne County Sheriff's Office online records. Blackmon, the fifth pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, was arrested for aggravated DUI early Sunday morning in Stillwater, Okla.

The bond was $1,000, Payne County Sheriff Sgt. Brandon Ingham told ESPN.com. A Monday arraignment was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET. Reached for comment, the Jaguars offered this to our Jaguars blog, Big Cat Country:

We are aware of the report and are continuing to gather information. We have no further comment at this time.

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Justin Blackmon Arrested For Aggravated DUI

Justin Blackmon was arrested Sunday morning on a charge of aggravated DUI. It is his second DUI arrest.

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