Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon, already on an indefinite suspension from the NFL under its substances of abuse policy, was arrested yesterday in Edmond, Okla., pulled over with two marijuana-filled blunts in his car.
Here's the arrest video, via TMZ. If you like seeing super-aggressive cops bully and handcuff folks with zero provocation, this is your porn.
According to the police report, Blackmon made an illegal pass in traffic. So the officer pulled him over, smelled marijuana coming out of his car, told Blackmon to step outside, and handcuffed him. Here's how the officer justified that:
"To prevent the driver from further concealing or destroying any narcotics which may be in the vehicle, I instructed him to exit the vehicle. As he did, I noticed that he was rather large in stature and appeared to be athletically fit. In an attempt to prevent him from fleeing or a fight from ensuing, I quickly placed the driver in handcuffs and detained him."
Blackmon said he had been smoking one blunt and that a second was in the car. A search turned it up in a box of Swisher Sweets.
Throughout the arrest and processing at the police station, the report says, Blackmon "was extremely honest and cooperative." Jaguars owner Shad Khan says the team has no plans to release Blackmon.
Here's the police report for Blackmon's arrest. He was cited for one count of possession of marijuana, and one count of improper passing on the left.