EDMOND, Okla. – A former OSU football star hauled to jail, after police find him with marijuana.
It’s the latest strike against Justin Blackmon, a first round draft pick, who’s currently suspended from the NFL indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
His legal troubles have become something many say could keep him from ever getting back in the league.
Blackmon arrested Wednesday night at the intersection of Edmond Road and Kelly.
Jenny Monroe, with the Edmond Police Department, said, “He was very cooperative.”
Blackmon was caught crossing over the center line into the oncoming traffic lanes. He was making his way to a turn lane.
The officer reports noticing a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. Police say Blackmon admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle and said had been smoking it.
Monroe said, “He didn’t know who he was. In fact, Mr. Blackmon, when he was detaining him, said this is going to be a big story and our officer said why is that and he said because I’m Justin Blackmon.”
This is not blackmon’s first arrest. In fact, he was suspended from the NFL indefinitely last fall for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry Junior said, “It’s troubling to look at a kid with all this talent who is literally giving up millions of dollars, for what?”
The arrest was a big topic Thursday morning on sports radio and among fans.
Ryan Orton, sports fan, said, “He does need help. That’s the way I look at it. It’s sad because he is a good player.”
In fact, this latest arrest has some wondering if he will ever make it back into the NFL.
Bob Barry Junior said, “The NFL is a $10-billion a year business and owner’s aren’t going to do that. If someone’s damaged goods and not smart enough to get out of their own way they’re going to move on.”
Blackmon was taken to the Edmond Jail. He was released Thursday morning after paying a $657 bond.
Edmond Police say Blackmon was very honest and respectful toward the officer during the traffic stop and arrest, even telling the officer where to look in the vehicle to find the marijuana.