Justin Blackmon DUI: Jaguars To Protect Themselves In Contract Negotiations

April 27, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars first round draft pick Justin Blackmon listens as owner Shad Khan speaks during a press conference at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

Jacksonville Jaguars first-round pick Justin Blackmon was arrested for a DUI early Sunday morning after blowing a .24 BAC on his breathalyzer test. Blackmon was released on a $1,000 bond and will meet with a Payne County judge on Monday at 1:30 p.m. ET for arraignment. While Blackmon's legal punishment and potential league punishment is not yet known, the incident will undoubtedly hurt his contract negotiations.


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"You can look for language that protects the Jaguars as one of the biggest fallouts," ESPN's Adam Schefter said on SportsCenter Monday morning.

Blackmon is still not signed, but his contract was expected to be somewhere in the range of $20 million in total. One could expect him to sign with a lower guaranteed money figure than most would expect. The Jaguars will also likely included clauses in the deal involving alcohol and off field transgressions which would force Blackmon to pay back guaranteed money.

I don't think this issue will change the time frame in which Blackmon gets signed realistically, it will just mean he will likely get quite a bit less guaranteed money. There still isn't a lot of flexibility in regards to contract negotiation with the new CBA, but the one area that can be played with is guaranteed money.

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