|Published:||Jun 03, 2012 6:42 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 04, 2012 6:31 AM EDT|
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick receiver Justin Blackmon was being held on $1,000 bail Sunday after he was arrested on an aggravated DUI charge, authorities said.
The former Oklahoma State star was booked into the jail Sunday morning after Stillwater police arrested him, Payne County Sheriff Sgt. Brandon Ingham said.
The Jaguars drafted Blackmon, 22, with the fifth pick in this year's NFL draft in the hopes that he can upgrade the league's worst offense.
"We are aware of the report and are gathering information," Jaguars spokesman Dan Edwards said. "We don't have any comment at this time."
Stillwater police didn't return a phone message seeking comment. A report about the incident wasn't immediately available.
Ingham said there wasn't an attorney listed for Blackmon in jail records. His agent, Todd France, didn't immediately respond to an email or phone message seeking comment.
Blackmon was previously arrested on a DUI charge in Texas in 2010 after officers caught him speeding on a suburban Dallas highway.
He told reporters after the arrest that he made a mistake and took full responsibility for it.
"I'm embarrassed to be in this position," Blackmon said. "I'm truly sorry to my family, to my friends and to Oklahoma State all together. I look forward to redeeming myself and proving to everybody that this isn't who I am. I'm not this guy. I'm humbled by this experience and I will grow from it."
The Jaguars traded up to select Blackmon in April.
The 6-foot-1, 207-pounder caught 122 passes for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. He had 111 receptions for 1,782 yards and 20 touchdowns the year before.
"He's got an edge to him," new coach Mike Mularkey said earlier this year. "He's one of these guys who doesn't think he can be covered. That's pretty important at that position with that kind of confidence, that you can line up and dare somebody to try to stop you and believe that you can't be. I like that edge."