Another DUI That Could Possibly Affect The Vikings

And this one is from another player that isn't on their team.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon, who was drafted by the Jags with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning for "aggravated DUI." In this case, "aggravated DUI" means that he blew above a .15 on a breath test.

How does this affect the Vikings? Well, Blackmon was arrested for DUI at Oklahoma State back in 2010. Much like what happened with Percy Harvin when he was drafted by the Vikings, it's possible that Blackmon might already be in the NFL's substance abuse program because of his college transgressions (Harvin's stemmed from marijuana use).

If that's the case, then the Jaguars might be without Blackmon for the first few games of the season. . .including the season opener, which just happens to be against our Minnesota Vikings.

Now, I don't know if Blackmon is in the NFL's substance abuse program already or not. . .I'm just speculating going off of the case with Percy Harvin, although Harvin failed a test at the scouting combine as opposed to when he was still an active college player. But if he is, it's possible that the Jaguars could be at less than full strength for the season opener at the Metrodome.

EDIT: Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports confirms that Blackmon would, indeed, be classed as a repeat offender.

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