Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon will enter a rehab facility, league sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Blackmon was suspended indefinitely on Friday for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
A former first-round draft selection, Blackmon previously was suspended for the first four games of this season for violating the policy. He will be eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the start of next season.
The NFL has increased its awareness of players with recurring issues and has placed added emphasis on support, as opposed to just discipline.
The NFLPA also has been pushing for treating players rather than disciplining them, and has tried to steer players that need help into rehab facilities before disciplining them. San Francisco 49ers star defensive end Aldon Smith recently was released from an alcohol treatment center.