Top College Receiver Busted for DUI
Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon, who is leading the nation in yards and touchdowns, has been suspended for one game following his arrest for DUI. The 20-year-old Blackmon was reportedly caught driving 92 in a 60 mile per hour zone Monday night on his way home from watching the Cowboys-Giants game in Arlington, Texas.
After pulling the car over, the officer smelled alcohol on Blackmon and charged him with driving under the influence.
“I made a mistake and I take full responsibility for it,” Blackmon said. “I am embarrassed to be in this position. I am truly sorry. To my family, to my friends, and to Oklahoma State as a whole, I look forward to redeeming myself and proving to everybody that this isn’t who I am. I am humbled by this experience and I will grow from it.”
Blackmon will not travel with the team for Saturday’s game against Kansas State.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound sophomore currently leads the Football Bowl Subdivision in yards (1,112), touchdowns (14) and yards per reception (17.94).
The Cowboys are 6-1 after a loss to Nebraska last Saturday.