As training camps are opening, it appears that NFL players are taking care of business and pleading guilty to their off-season DUIs. Yesterday, it was Darrius Heyward-Bey; today it was Justin Blackmon.
According to ESPN,
Special Judge Michael Stano accepted Blackmon’s plea and imposed a deferred sentence of one year, meaning Blackmon will serve no jail time if he fulfills the terms of his sentence. Among other things, Blackmon must pay a $500 fine and $100 to a drug abuse and treatment fund as well as court costs. He must also complete 50 hours of community service and fulfill other plea requirements by Jan. 24.
Police arrested Blackmon during a traffic stop in Stillwater on June 3 after a breath test allegedly showed his blood-alcohol content to be three times the legal limit. Blackmon was previously arrested on a DUI charge in Texas in 2010 that was later reduced to underage alcohol possession.