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Justin Blackmon suspended indefinitely for violating NFL drug policy

Jaguars wide receiver has to apply for reinstatement Aaron Wilson

Print This November 01, 2013, 04:17 PM EST

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL substance abuse policy, ending his season.

He's eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the start of the 2014 season.

This is another misstep off the field for a talented, but obviously troubled player.

“All of us who are a part of the Jaguars family care very deeply about Justin and his well-being," Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said. "That said, he must be held accountable and accept the consequences announced today by the NFL. 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.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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