June 09, 2016

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 (http://bit.ly/1PiRHGU ) 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.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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