According to CollegeSportsBlog.com, Justin Blackmon said he’s talked to Dallas Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant, a former college teammate, who has urged him to avoid agents or anyone who could be considered associates of agents while pondering his NFL draft decision.

“He told me, ‘Don’t get mixed up in things that I did,'” said Blackmon, reflecting on Bryant’s NCAA-mandated suspension that cost him most of his final season at OSU. “He told me… it’s not even worth the trouble. Just be smart and stay out of trouble.”

Blackmon also acknowledged that the potential NFL lockout could influence his decision to turn pro or return to school. “From what I’m hearing about the lockout that may be happening next year, that would give me more reason to stay. But that’s a decision I will make after the bowl game.”

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