Florida: More Thugs of the NFL – Justin Blackmon pleads guilty to DUI
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STILLWATER, Okla. — Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick Justin Blackmon pleaded guilty Tuesday to drunken driving in Oklahoma last month and was given a sentence that includes no jail time for the former Oklahoma State star.
“He is mortified by this,” defense attorney Cheryl Ramsey said shortly after she withdrew Blackmon’s previous not guilty plea to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and entered the guilty plea as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. Blackmon did not attend the brief hearing in Payne County District Court.
“He has apologized to the NFL commissioner. He apologized to the Jacksonville Jaguars. It will not happen again,” Ramsey said.
Special Judge Michael Stano accepted Blackmon’s plea and imposed a deferred sentence of one year, meaning Blackmon will serve no jail time if he fulfills the terms of his sentence. Among other things, Blackmon must pay a $500 fine and $100 to a drug abuse and treatment fund as well as court costs. He must also complete 50 hours of community service and fulfill other plea requirements by Jan. 24. ….MORE