Ever since the DUI arrest for wide receiver Justin Blackmon, there has been buzz around his contract situation. Blackmon has not yet been signed by Jacksonville so his recent arrest is likely to cost him money right away. In addition to that, the Jaguars are attempting to write language into his contract that could protect the franchise, monetarily, should he get arrested again.
ESPN's Adam Schefter on Justin Blackmon's rookie deal: "You can look for language that protects the Jaguars as one of the biggest fallouts."— Evan Silva (@evansilva) June 4, 2012
With Blackmon possibly facing disciplinary action by the NFL office, the Jaguars want to protect themselves from any possible losses that could be incurred if Blackmon winds up being suspended. The Jaguars spent a high pick on Blackmon to help quarterback Blaine Gabbert, so they hope that this won't continue.