Arguably the top wide receiver in the country is facing an off-field issue following an early-morning arrest, Tulsa World is reporting.
Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon was in attendance for the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game Monday night, mainly due to the fact that his former teammate, Dez Bryant, was on the field and playing — very well, as it turns out. After leaving the game and as he and three passengers were on their way back to Stillwater, the Chevy Silverado Blackmon was driving was pulled over at 3:45 a.m. CT by Carrollton (Tex.) police after being caught doing 92 mph in a 60 mph zone.
After performing field sobriety tests, officers determined that there was a detectable amount of alcohol in Blackmon’s system. Under Texas law, anyone under the age of 21 with a detectable amount of alcohol can be hit with a drunk driving charge. Blackmon is still 20 years old, and was arrested on a DUI complaint.
The school is aware of the arrest, and head coach Mike Gundy is expected to address the situation following Tuesday’s practice.
Blackmon far and away leads the country in receiving yards per game (158.9; No. 2 is at 133.5) and receiving touchdowns (14), and is second in receptions per game at 8.7.
If the junior were to be suspended for even a game, it would be a huge blow to the No. 20 Cowboys and their high-powered offense.