Jaguars MJD: Media blows Blackmon’s issues out of proportion

Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is sick of hearing about his teammate Justin Blackmon in the media.

Blackmon has faced criticism in the press for his off-field actions in the 13 months since the Jaguars made him the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, off-field actions that included a guilty plea to aggravated DUI and a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. In Jones-Drew’s opinion, the media criticism of Blackmon has been “out of control.”

“The media just blows it out of proportion,” Jones-Drew said. “A lot of people make several mistakes. If you’re that age and you have that amount of money, how would you act? If you answer that question truthfully, you can go from there.”

Source: Michael David Smith, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk

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