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.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Craig Larson of the Globe staff contributed to this report.