Unlike Carruth, maybe Justin Blackmon still has a shot at a career in professional football.
Justin Blackmon was the number five overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and for good reason. He was a two-time unanimous All-American and the 2010 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year at Oklahoma State.
One season into his NFL career, it appeared that Blackmon was destined for greatness. While with the Jacksonville Jaguars, he led all NFL rookies in catches, yards, and first downs. Then the wheels started to come off.
On April 20th, 2013 Blackmon was slapped with a four game suspension for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. He served his suspension, rejoined the Jaguars, and looked like the best receiver in football. His first game back he caught five passes for 136 yards. The next week he pulled in 14 catches for 190 yards. Then the wheels officially came off.
November 1st, Blackmon again violated the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. The league announced he could apply for reinstatement before the 2014 season. He managed to get arrested for marijuana possession before that. In May of 2015, the league denied reinstatement. Four months later the Toronto Argonauts showed interest. Three months later he was arrested for DUI.
So, we'll see.