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Blackmon: "I'm Done Drinking"

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Former Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon says he is done drinking following his weekend DUI arrest.

Speaking out for the first time since Sunday morning's incident, Blackmon said he doesn't have a drinking problem, that he made a poor choice and that he will seek whatever help he needs.

Blackmon was arrested at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning after an officer said he saw him speeding 60 in a 35 mile per hour zone and drifting out of his lane of traffic.

When Blackmon took a breathalyzer, the officer's report indicates his blood alcohol content was .24 on the first reading and .26 on the second -- three times the legal limit.

At Wednesday's press conference, Blackmon told reporters that he is "done drinking", but later clarified the statement, saying that he couldn't promise that in ten years time that he wouldn't have had a drink.

Blackmon says he knows words are only words and that his actions will be what will show.

Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team that picked him with the fifth overall pick in April's NFL Draft, say the incident could affect contract negotiations with the former OSU star.

Both head coach Mike Mularkey and general manager Gene Smith said they were disappointed, calling Blackmon's actions "unacceptable".

"A mistake is an opportunity to learn," said Smith. "I trust with Justin's personal commitment and the support of the team and family, he can turn it around."

Mularkey said Blackmon let a lot of people down, but that he could turn the incident into a positive.

Blackmon was formally charged with misdemeanor aggravated DUI on Monday and pleaded not guilty. His next scheduled court appearance is July 24th.

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