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Justin Blackmon’s latest violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy will cost him money — maybe lots of it.
The league suspended the Jaguars receiver Tuesday for the first four games of the 2013 season for his second violation in less than a year. He will not get paid for the four-week hiatus. Maybe more importantly, the suspension triggers language in his contract that voids future guarantees.
Now, the Jaguars could cut him without having to pay about $10 million that remains on a four-year, $18.5 million contract.
‘‘It’s very disappointing,’’ general manager Dave Caldwell said on a conference call. ‘‘To be honest with you, things like this are frustrating because it’s an avoidable situation.’’