Report: Justin Blackmon enters rehab

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon is heading to rehab, according to ESPN.

The troubled former first-round draft pick from Oklahoma State is going to enter a rehab facility after being suspended indefinitely Friday for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy.

Blackmon isn't eligible to apply for reinstatement until before next season.

The NFL and NFL Players Association has been emphasizing treatment as much as punishment these days when it comes to players who have chronic issues off the field.

Blackmon has a history of driving under the influence arrests.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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