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Hearing set in Okla. for Jaguars' Blackmon

5:47 AM, Jul 24, 2012   |    comments
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STILLWATER, Okla. -- A hearing has been scheduled in an Oklahoma court for a Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Draft pick who was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

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The proceeding in the case of former Oklahoma State star Justin Blackmon is set for Tuesday in Payne County District Court. Blackmon's attorney, Cheryl Ramsey, says the first-round draft pick won't be present.
            
Police arrested Blackmon during a traffic stop in Stillwater June 3 after a breath test allegedly showed his blood-alcohol content to be three times the legal limit. Blackmon has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence.
            
Blackmon has apologized and says he'll abstain from alcohol use for now. He was arrested on a DUI charge in Texas in 2010 but the charge was reduced to underage alcohol possession.

Associated Press

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