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WR denies drinking problem

JACKSONVILLE — Sitting between his coach and general manager, Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon stared at the ground for much of the 18-minute news conference Wednesday.

He looked like a kid in trouble.

Blackmon apologized for "poor judgment," vowed to learn and grow from his latest alcohol-related arrest and insisted he doesn't have a drinking problem. Nonetheless, he swore off alcohol for now.

"People are going to think what they are going to think," Blackmon said. "Words are words. It's my actions that are going to have to show."

The first-round pick from Oklahoma State was arrested during a traffic stop in Stillwater, Okla., early Sunday after a breath test reportedly showed his blood alcohol content to be three times the legal limit. It was his second DUI arrest in less than two years.

COUGHLIN EXTENDED: Giants coach Tom Coughlin signed a two-year extension through the 2014 season. Coughlin, 65, led the team to its second Super Bowl under him in February.

PARTNERSHIP: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is partnering with Braves third baseman Chipper Jones to open a D1 Sports Training facility in Orlando. It will house an indoor turf field and a state-of-the-art weight room to go with a sports medicine and therapy clinic. Tebow and Jones also co-own D1 Tampa.

SUGGS INJURY: Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he doesn't care how linebacker Terell Suggs injured his Achilles tendon. Suggs has denied reports he was hurt playing basketball in Arizona, insisting it happened during a conditioning session.

WEBSTER SENTENCED: Former Bucs and Bengals linebacker Nate Webster, 34, was sentenced in Ohio to 12 years in prison for having sex with the underage teen daughter of a former Cincinnati assistant coach. Webster was a Buc from 2000-2003.

CONCUSSION SUIT: Lawyers for former players plan to file a single lawsuit today consolidating scores of complaints accusing the NFL of concealing information linking football-related head injuries to permanent neurological problems.

BRONCOS: Defensive lineman Ty Warren agreed to a restructured deal in time to join the team on the field. Warren sat out the past two seasons with injuries.

COWBOYS: Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware said he still gets occasional stingers since a scary head-first collision nearly three years ago. Ware said he sometimes feels tingling and numbness after contact.

VIKINGS: Fullback Jerome Felton apologized after being arrested and charged with DUI Saturday in Eden Prairie.

WR denies drinking problem 06/06/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 8:32pm]
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