When is Jacksonville going to catch a break? Probably when they open their eyes and make a good decision for their football team.
So Justin Blackmon is swearing off drinking, only a couple days removed from pleading not guilty to a DUI misdemeanor charge in Stillwater, Oklahoma. This was followed up by a press conference on Wednesday, during which Blackmon’s eyes stayed glued to the ground as his coach and GM rattled off about responsibility and owning mistakes.
Remember that part about pleading not guilty? Because that’s what responsible people do.
Something tells me Justin Blackmon swore off alcohol before, however brief it may have been, after the first incident in Texas in 2010. I know what it’s like; I swore it off, too, after I got popped in 2008. At least the guy has the decency to add that little asterisk at the end, the fine print explicitly stating, “for now, dot dot dot.”
I said the same thing, and boy that was the longest fucking week of my life. So no one should jump down Blackmon’s throat when they catch him filling it with Ciroc. Save that for when he jumps behind the wheel again.
Because it will happen again.
I’m not disappointed in the kid for what he did (mostly because that would be hypocritical, but honestly that’s never stopped me from judging something before) but instead for pleading not guilty, and following that up by apologizing to the public for making the mistake.
That probably won’t hold up in a court of law, but that doesn’t seem like the smartest thing for someone to do if you’re trying to maintain innocence. But like most of us drunks, Blackmon doesn’t seem to be the smartest guy in the locker room.