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Jacksonville Jaguars

NOT GIVING UP

On Justin Blackmon

7/26/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0725-mercedes-lewis-justin-blackmon-getty-01The Jacksonville Jaguars are standing by Justin Blackmon -- with one teammate telling TMZ Sports, "No one in our building has given up on him."

After the 24-year-old wide receiver was arrested for weed possession this week -- his 3rd arrest in the past few years -- we spoke with Jags tight end Marcedes Lewis who says the guys in the locker room want to HELP their teammate. 

"He just needs help," Lewis says ... "I want to let him know he has our support. He doesn't have to be embarrassed. We're here for him." 

In fact, Lewis says Jags head coach Gus Bradley addressed the issue with the squad this week -- "Coach got up in front of the team [Thursday] and said, 'Look, we're not giving up on him.'"

Marcedes says several coaches and players -- including himself -- have tried to reach out to Blackmon since the arrest but haven't been able to get a hold of the WR. 

Still, Lewis says he has a message for Blackmon -- come back to Jacksonville. 

"Realistically, once we get him back, I think we can help him. We just need to find him."

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1.

CelticPride    

Just trade him to Denver- then he can smoke all he wants.

97 days ago
2.

StevenB    

If it really is about caring about Blackmon and just not wanting to be embarrassed even more - than work with him and an addiction specialist to get him into treatment and to work out a sober living plan and make it plain as day what happens if he doesn't live up to the plan. And then actually follow through if he doesn't.

He'll get sober and be an asset to you or he won't. It will be his decision and you will have done everything you could to make it happen and there will be no embarrassment to the team for his failure - beyond drafting a known addict in denial about his addictions.

97 days ago
3.

toddpugz7111    

"No one in our building has given up on him". That's nice, but the question is, has he given up on you?

97 days ago
4.

FREEDOM    

THEY ALL SMOKE WEED. THAT'S WHY THEY STICK TOGETHER.

97 days ago
5.

Mr Barcliff    

AS A BLACK AFRICAN LIVING IN AMERICA, IM DISAPPOINTED IN JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS STAFF AND FRONT OFFICE IF THEY DONT LET JUSTIN GO. SEE, AS A KID I REMEMBER HOW ATHLETES GOT TREATED. SOME DEALT WITH THE FAME WELL, OTHERS, THE STORIES ARE LEGENDARY. I WONT REVEAL ONES I KNOW, ANYWAY, JUSTIN IN COLLEGE AND ON A ESPN SPECIAL AS A ROOKIE SPOKE ON HIS PAST TROUBLES, HE SEEMED FAAR FROM HUMBLE NOR AWARE HE NEEDED CHANGE. IM OLD NOW, MIDDLE AGE, MADE MAN "BAD DECISIONS" NOTICE I DIDNT USE THE HORRIBLE WORD "MISTAKE" FORE THATS SPILLING MILK OR LOSING ONES CAR KEYS OR HOME KEYS OR LEAVING THE STOVE ON. JUSTIN IS LIKE MANY HUMANS, SOME SEE NO PAYMENT FOR THERE WRONGS AS I AND MANY HAVE DONE WRONG AND NOT SEEN THE ERROR IN OUR WAYS, THE ONE WAY WE STRAIGHTEN UP IS TRIAL AND ERROR. CHRIS CARTER, THE GREAT HALL OF FAME WR FOR THE VIKINGS AND EAGLES AND LASTLY THE MIAMI DOLPHINS SAID IT TO BUDDY RYAN YEARS AFTER RYAN CUT HIM FROM THE EAGLES,"THANKS FOR CUTTING ME BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE NEVER CHANGED IF YOU DIDNT"! YES, WHAT WORKS FOR CHRIS CAN FOR ALL ATHLETES, ITS A WAKE UP CALL. JUSTIN AND GUYS LIKE HIM ALWAYS GET PASSES. IF THEY RAPE WOMAN OR DRINK UNDERAGE, THEY GET SLAPS ON THE WRIST AND ITS BACK TO MAKE COLLEGES MONEY OR THE PRO TEAMS AND HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS BRINGING THEM RECOGNITION!! IM NOT WANTING TO SEE JUSTIN B NOT GET BACK TO THE NFL BUT, LIKE MIKE VICK ADMITTED, HE NEEDED WHAT HE GOT. FAME IS A WONDERLAND, ITS NOT REAL LIFE FOR 99% OF THE WORLD WHO ARE POOR OR NOT FAMOUS. JUSTIN HASNT CHANGED BECAUSE HE HAS NO REASON TO. THE JAGS ARE SUPPORTING A MAN WITH A PROBLEM BIGGER THAN FOOTBALL. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE NFL TO HIM. SEE, YOU GET THERAPY FOR SHOW BUT, DO YOU GET THERAPY FOR YOUR SOUL. WHATS MAKING HIM DESTROY JUSTIN? FATHER ISSUES? LACK OF LOVE FROM HIS MOM? NO DISCIPLINE AS A CHILD WHICH CREATED THIS PUZZLED ADULT? WHEN PEOPLE DONT GET IT, ITS AN ISSUE THAT CAN BE LIFE ALTERING. SEE LAWRENCE TAYLOR FOR THIS EXAMPLE AND DARYL STRAWBERRY!!!! JUSTIN "NEEDS" 1 YEAR MINIMUM AWAY FROM THE NFL SO HE CAN SENSE WHAT ITS LIKE WITHOUT IT AND MAYBE TWO YEARS. SOMETIMES THE ONLY WAY TO HELP A PERSON WHO IS ABOUT TO GO TO JAIL WHEN YOU CAN KEEP THEM OUT IS TO LET THEM EXPERIENCE JAIL. LGNM

96 days ago
6.

ASHY LARRY    

" Black - Mon"


Why,
Dat...Dat...Dat...B racist!

95 days ago

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