Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon will miss the rest of the 2013 season after violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
This marks the second time in six months that Blackmon has violated the policy., He missed the first four games this season for a violation in April.
“All of us who are a part of the Jaguars family care very deeply about Justin and his well-being. That said, he must be held accountable and accept the consequences announced today by the NFL,” Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said in a statement. “His suspension will provide him the opportunity to receive the attention and professional treatment necessary to overcome his challenges, and we will support him during this time. The Jacksonville Jaguars will evaluate Justin’s status once he has successfully met the criteria to be considered for reinstatement to the league.”
Blackmon is technically suspended indefinitely, according to the league. A second violation typically results in a eight game suspension which is how many games the Jaguars have left in the season.