Jags' Blackmon says problem is 'a poor decision'

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon says he doesn't have an alcohol or substance-abuse problem, adding that his issue is "making a poor decision."

Blackmon was suspended last month for the first four games of the 2013 season for violation the league's substance-abuse policy.

He spoke publicly for the first time Monday, apologizing to teammates and saying he's looking to "put it in the past."

He says, "If you want to ask if I have a problem? I have a problem with making a poor decision."

He declined comment when asked whether he planned to enroll in a rehabilitation program.

Blackmon pleaded guilty last summer to aggravated DUI, which put him in the league's substance-abuse program. Although he declined to reveal what triggered his suspension, he may have failed a random test.

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