If Blackmon doesn't change that plea, it appears he is headed for trial. Vito Stellino of The Florida Times-Union spoke with the district attorney who's handling the case and said he won't plea bargain to a reckless driving charge.
Blackmon had a previous DUI arrest, but that wound up being a minor in possession of beer, not a DUI, the district attorney said. If Blackmon is convicted, he would face felony charges if he was arrested again for DUI. A guilty plea or a conviction also won't help Blackmon's chances of avoiding an NFL suspension.
Blackmon, the No. 5 overall pick by the Jaguars two months ago, is currently unsigned, and it's possible the Jaguars will offer him less guaranteed money following the news. Blackmon took a breathalyzer test and registered a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit for driving.