Former OSU standout, suspended NFL player Justin Blackmon arrested in Edmond on drug complaint

EDMOND, Okla. -- Former Oklahoma State University standout Justin Blackmon was arrested in Oklahoma Wednesday for possession of marijuana.

Blackmon, who was drafted into the NFL by the Jacksonville Jaguars, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. in Edmond after police say his car navigated around stopped traffic in an attempt to get into a turn lane.

During the traffic stop, the officer "detected a strong odor of marijuana" coming from the 24-year-old's car, according to his arrest report.

After the officer instructed Blackmon to exit his car, the arrest report states the football player's stature and athletic appearance prompted the officer to place Blackmon in handcuffs to prevent him from fleeing.

Police say Blackmon admitted smoking marijuana while driving and had a "blunt" in his vehicle.

Blackmon was arrested and booked into the Edmond jail, where he posted $657 bond.

According to the arrest report, "Blackmon was extremely honest and cooperative" throughout the incident.

Blackmon is suspended without pay indefinitely for repeated violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. The Jaguars have indicated they may cut him if he is reinstated.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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