Sentencing reset for Jaguars’ Blackmon on DUI charge
Ponca City Now - June 10, 2016 11:49 am
ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) – A judge in Oklahoma has delayed the sentencing for Justin Blackmon after the suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver said he is in the process of completing court-ordered alcohol abuse courses.
Blackmon was set for sentencing Wednesday in his hometown of Ardmore, about 100 miles south of Oklahoma City. Blackmon pleaded guilty in April to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence.
Authorities arrested the former Oklahoma State standout in December after an officer said he smelled alcohol in Blackmon’s vehicle.
The Oklahoman reports that Blackmon said in court Wednesday that he’s now living in Dallas and is completing two court-mandated courses. Judge Dennis Morris reset the sentencing until Aug. 24 so Blackmon can finish the courses.
Blackmon declined to comment to reporters at the hearing.