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Fielkow's Law: Blackmon Suspended by NFL

Justin Fielkow

Justin Fielkow

Justin Fielkow is an attorney at the Franklin Law Group in Northfield, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Justin attended Tulane University Law School and obtained a Certificate in Sports Law. He has been writing for Rotowire since 2008, first while at the University of Wisconsin, then and still as the beat writer for the New Orleans Saints, and now as a featured columnist providing insight twice a month into the legal side of sport with a fantasy spin.


After sitting out the first four games of the season for violation of the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, it appeared that Blackmon was poised to secure his spot among the league's top players on offense. In the four games following his suspension, Blackmon hauled in a whopping 29 receptions for 415 yards, the third-most receiving yards in the league during that time frame. On Thursday, however, it all came crumbling down, as Blackmon was handed an "indefinite suspension" by the NFL for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy, his second suspension in just over a six-month span.

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