Sunday, June 3, 2012
Posted by Evan Silva on June 3, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT
You already know a little bit about Jaguars rookie receiver Justin Blackmon’s Sunday arrest for aggravated DUI. We had the news up at noon, and Florio explained how the arrest may affectBlackmon’s yet-to-be-negotiated rookie contract.
More details have emerged, and we’re going to go in-depth on a slow NFL news day.
Though it was initially reported that Blackmon’s arrest occurred at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, The Oklahoman reports that Blackmon was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday. It sounds like he was booked into police custody at 10 a.m.
Blackmon posted $1,000 bond and was released from Payne County Jail at 12:45 p.m. this afternoon.
Stillwater police spokesman Capt. Randy Dickerson informed the Associated Pressthat Blackmon blew a 0.24 on his breathalyzer test. That’s three times the legal limit in the state of Oklahoma.
Blackmon was driving a white Chevy Tahoe. He was the only person in the truck.
Police didn’t need long to determine that Blackmon was drunk. “He was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot,” Dickerson said. “He admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving.”
Blackmon’s Sunday arrest was similar to his 2010 DUI arrest at Oklahoma State, in that he was pulled over for speeding before drunken-driving determination was made by police. Whereas in 2010 Blackmon was driving 92 in a 60-mph zone, he was caught driving 60 mph in a zone of 35 on Sunday. The first DUI occurred at 3:45 a.m. The latest at 3 a.m.
Blackmon was also observed “driving left of center” on Sunday morning. Alerted for pullover by police, Blackmon drove about four blocks before stopping in a gas station parking lot.
He will be arraigned on Monday afternoon.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 4:47 PM
Posted by Michael David Smith on June 3, 2012, 7:01 AM EDT
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers ripped the effort (or lack thereof) of some of his fellow Pro Bowlers after this year’s game, and the NFL’s decision to bring back the Pro Bowl for at least another year hasn’t changed his mind.
Rodgers told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that he thought the effort most of the guys brought to the game was a joke.
“After the Pro Bowl experience, the things that happened at the hotel, during the week and then in the game, I just thought was so disappointing,” Rodgers said. “Not only myself, the coaching staff that we brought, but to the fans. I mean, I’m sitting there, I bought six tickets as well so I have six people in the stands watching me in the game and I felt I was embarrassed for them so I just felt like it was the right time to say something like that.”
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 10:34 AM
Posted by Josh Alper on June 3, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT
It looks like better days for the Bills aren’t too far away.
Some potential Dolphins storylines that could wind up on Hard Knocks.
Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com profiles a changed Jets coach Rex Ryan.
Can the Browns finally break through against the Steelers?
Sylvia Mackey, widow of late Colts TE John Mackey, is waiting for the NFL and NFLPA to sort out issues over payments to her and other widows of former players.
Eugene Amato plans to hold off the challengers for the Titans starting center job.
Former Broncos WR Rod Smith has had an easier time in retirement than many of his peers.
The Chargers could keep four tight ends this season.
Is Tom Coughlin the best coach in Giants history?
Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com writes that existing contracts make it harder for the Saints and QB Drew Brees to agree to a deal.
The Buccaneers used this offseason to create an almost entirely new identity.
Bears players and coaches helped out at a football game between the Chicago police and fire departments.
The size of cornerbacks Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green could make a difference in the Lions secondary.
Veteran Vikings have been setting a tone for the team with their participation in offseason work.
Do the Cardinals really have a quarterback competition?
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 10:32 AM