Leonard Fournette inactive for violating team rule

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Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette missed the team’s last game in Week Seven because of an ankle injury and he’ll miss Sunday’s game against the Bengals as well.

The ankle isn’t the reason why Fournette will be out of the lineup, however. The Jaguars announced that Fournette is inactive because he violated a team rule.

“Leonard Fournette is not playing in today’s game due to an infraction of a team rule,” Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said in a statement released with the inactive list 90 minutes before kickoff.  “This has been addressed internally and further details will not be made public.”

Chris Ivory will start in Fournette’s place. He will run behind left tackle Cam Robinson, who is active despite being listed as questionable with an ankle injury. Right guard A.J. Cann is out, so Brandon Linder will slide over to replace him while Tyler Shatley starts at center.

14 responses to “Leonard Fournette inactive for violating team rule

  1. I’m getting a bad vibe on this guy. He seems awfully fragile and now his head seems to be in the wrong place. Some are doubting he will ever be a 16 game player.

  2. Some owners and coaches dont pander to these anti-authority, militant, spoiled players and will drop the hammer on them.
    Unlike the Jerry Jones, pete carrolls amd mike tomlins.

    Remind the players who is boss, and these idiots will stop disrespecting the fans, our country, and sponsors.

  3. Coughlin, and by extension Marrone, run a very, very tight ship. Discipline, properly installed, allows a team to meet or exceed its collective talent. Teams with poor discipline seldom rise above their talent, and far more often fall well short of their potential. Good for Jacksonville, they’re on the right path.

  4. Iknowitall says:
    November 5, 2017 at 11:43 am
    Some owners and coaches dont pander to these anti-authority, militant, spoiled players and will drop the hammer on them.
    Unlike the Jerry Jones, pete carrolls amd mike tomlins.

    Remind the players who is boss, and these idiots will stop disrespecting the fans, our country, and sponsors.
    ———————-
    You sound militant.

  5. You only get 16 games. You suspend him in the hope that the other players impose some kind of code red on him instead of just fining him? Write it in the contract that there is a fine for missing the photo including the cost of gathering everyone back together–or I don’t know –do the team photo after practice when everyone is likely to be there. Some teams plan to fail.

  6. I wonder if Fournette reads these comments. I wonder if he has the heart to change and straighten up. Missing the team photo is pretty huge. But why are the Jags waiting until midseason to take the photo?

  7. You know, I get it. Coaches have to put their foot down . That being said, coaches have to win games. To hinder the entire team because of this is just stupid. Deal with punishment another way. The Jags actually have a shot in their division this year, and this isn’t going to help that.

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