Justin Blackmon update: Suspension could cost WR over $10 million in guaranteed money

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A four-game suspension may void over $10.7 million in guaranteed money for the Jaguars wide receiver.

The four-game suspension for Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon may cost him a substantial sum of money. Blackmon's suspension will cost him $289,754 of his $1.231 million base salary in 2013, according to Brian McIntyre, but the far larger hit could be the over $10.7 million of guarantees in his contract that may be voided, according to Joey Corry.


Blackmon was arrested twice for DUI prior to signing his rookie contract with the Jaguars, prompting them to include language in his contract that protected them in the case that Blackmon should do something to get suspended after signing with Jacksonville. His rookie deal guaranteed Blackmon $18.5 million over four years, but all guarantees after his $7.11 million signing bonus can now be voided if the Jaguars choose to do so.

In addition to his $1.231 million base salary in 2013, Blackmon was previously guaranteed $1.7 million in roster bonuses for the year. Those guarantees may now be voided should the Jags decide to cut him. The wide receiver was suspended for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, which requires multiple offenses for suspension.

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