Justin Blackmon Arrested: Could He Face Punishment From Jaguars Or NFL?

With Justin Blackmon being arrested with his second DUI on Sunday morning, questions over whether the rookie wide receiver should face some sort of punishment from the Jacksonville Jaguars or the NFL have been raised.

Big Cat Country examines the situation, and finds through the new CBA who would be responsible for disciplining Blackmon.

"I wouldn't be opposed since it's his second offense and he obviously didn't learn from the first one, but the problem is under the new Collective Bargain Agreement, I'm not sure the team is allowed to. Section 6 of Article 42 states that teams are not allowed to punish players for violating the league's substance abuse program."

If the offense is not considered to be one under the drug policy, the team may be the ones to decide on his fate.

"Then again, this begs to question if alcohol related incidents fall under the NFL drug policy or if they fall under something different. If it does not fall under the NFL drug policy it most likely falls under the catch-all of "Conduct Detrimental To Club"...If it falls under this category, than the team may be able to suspend Blackmon without pay for up to four weeks (games)."

All in all, no matter who is handeling the situation it will be interesting to see how this plays out down the road.

For more updates on Justin Blackmon's status, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more on the Jacksonville Jaguars, visit Big Cat Country.

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