Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan wants troubled alcoholic Justin Blackmon to return


Blackmon is still “a part of the Jaguars.”

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan said during yesterday’s Super Bowl that he “absolutely” wants wide receiver Justin Blackmon to return to the team.

The 24-year-old Blackmon, who served a four-week ban for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy last April, was suspended indefinitely on November 1.

“It’s disappointing what happened to him, but for the young man, we want him to get his life together and be a part of the Jaguars,” Khan said.

Before causing more trouble, Blackmon shined on the gridiron and caught 29 balls for 415 yards and a touchdown in four games last autumn.

It’s long been evident that the native Oklahoman is a troubled kid who needs help.

Blackmon was charged with aggravated driving under the influence two months after being taken fifth overall out of Oklahoma State in April 2012.

The talented youngster was previously pinched in 2010 on a misdemeanor DUI complaint in Dallas, Texas.

In addition to battling booze, Blackmon had groin surgery in July and needed to be escorted off the sideline for trying to incite a brawl during an August exhibition contest.

Jacksonville finished 4-12 and sported the league’s most anemic attack.

When mentally and physically healthy, Blackmon is a speedster capable of spreading the field and moving the chains.

Dismissing Blackmon’s athletic abilities and feel for the position, “the young man” must “get his life together” and tackle alcoholism.

With the third pick in May’s draft, the Jaguars are expected to take Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel.

Any one of the noted signal-callers will boost Blackmon’s production.

Unfortunately, without successful detoxification, Justin Blackmon’s destined to drown in “The River City.”

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