Jacksonville Jaguars legend Fred Taylor reached out to rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon in the wake of the first-round pick's Monday DUI arrest in Oklahoma. Taylor spent time with Blackmon in private on Tuesday to discuss the situation and offer his support and counsel.
Taylor's conversation with Blackmon centered on moving forward, atoning for the past and looking toward the future. He told the Jaguars web site about the talk he had with the rookie.
"I spoke with him that it's about this point forward," Taylor said. "That milk has already spilt - just take advantage of everything else."
The Jaguars franchise rushing leader described Blackmon as responsive and humble throughout their conversation. The two players exchanged phone numbers, and Taylor offered his support whenever and for whatever the rookie might need.
"He's a part of this family," Taylor said. "I'm a Jaguar. I'll always be a Jaguar."
Blackmon, head coach Mike Mularkey and general manager Gene Smith will hold a press conference at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday.