Justin Blackmon's Monday morning arrest for a DUI in Stillwater, Ok., is going to the cost him some money. Beyond the legal fees and any potential suspensions, the fifth overall pick could see his off-field troubles reflected in his rookie contract.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jacksonville Jaguars are likely to give their rookie wide receiver a smaller, deferred signing bonus as well as less guaranteed money.
Blackmon's DUI arrest was his second in a 20-month span. The first one occurred before he turned 21, the legal drinking age. The receiver had a blood alcohol level of .24, three times the legal limit of .08, during his most recent arrest.
He plead not guilty to the charge, and has a hearing scheduled for July 24. There was talk of a financial impact to his rookie contract earlier on Monday. Schefter's most recent update would appear to confirm that.