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                 === Jags WR Blackmon suspended four games ===
 
 New  York, NY  (Sports Network)  - Jacksonville  Jaguars wide  receiver Justin
 Blackmon has been suspended without pay for the team's first four games of the
 2013 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of
 Abuse.
 
 Blackmon  caught 64 passes for 865 yards and five touchdowns during his rookie
 season in 2012.
 
 The  23-year-old  Blackmon will be  eligible to  return to the Jaguars' active
 roster  on  September 30  following the  team's September  29 game against the
 Indianapolis Colts.
 
 Blackmon released the following statement on Tuesday:
 
 "I've  made a mistake  and I have no excuse. I am truly sorry and disappointed
 in  myself  for putting the  Jaguars in this situation,  and I look forward to
 putting  this  behind me and maturing  and growing as  a person. I will have a
 productive training camp and preseason with my team, and during the suspension
 I  will  work hard  to stay  in top  football shape  and be  ready to help the
 Jaguars  when I return.  I have chosen to be accountable for my poor decision,
 and  I sincerely  apologize to  my teammates,  coaches, the  front office  and
 Jaguars fans for the impact of my mistake on the team."
 
 
 04/30 16:50:42 ET