Report: Leonard Fournette missed team photo, workout and treatment

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In a statement announcing that running back Leonard Fournette is inactive on Sunday for violating a team rule, coach Doug Marrone said he’d have no further comment about the matter.

That won’t stop people from asking questions about Fournette nor has it stopped reports detailing what led to Jacksonville’s decision.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that Fournette missed the team photo earlier this week. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports the same and adds that Fournette also missed a workout and treatment for the ankle injury that kept him out in Week Seven.

There are teams where such things might not lead to a top player being deactivated for a game. The Jaguars are run by Tom Coughlin, however, and he’s never had high tolerance for players arriving to events on time let alone missing them altogether.

Chris Ivory, T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant are active at running back for the Jaguars on Sunday.

33 responses to “Report: Leonard Fournette missed team photo, workout and treatment

  1. Fournette probably doesn’t think he did anything wrong and doesn’t understand why he’s benched, like a true Millennial.

  2. joetoronto says:
    November 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm
    Fournette probably doesn’t think he did anything wrong and doesn’t understand why he’s benched, like a true Millennial.
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    Baseless assumptions from what seems like a “get off lawn” kind of person.

  3. If your a Jacks fan you just have to be tickled pink that your star player is being benched. Just one more way of losing more interest with the fans on top of everything else

  4. Well according to Burfict this is a win then. Bortles “can’t beat them.” If only Burfict could play QB, WR, OL and coach.

  5. 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.

  6. joetoronto says:
    November 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm
    Fournette probably doesn’t think he did anything wrong and doesn’t understand why he’s benched, like a true Millennial.
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    Baseless assumptions from what seems like a “get off lawn” kind of person
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    Then keep the hell off the lawn.

  7. He seems a tad too full of himself, and missing treatment? – not overly bright! Impressed coach is making him sit.

  8. As a pats fan, I love the direction tommy Coughlin and Doug Marrone are taking this team. ACCOUNTABILITY. Fournette thinks it’s a joke, it’s not. A team photo means T E A M as in team. It’s not school pictures.

    We had a blizzard in 2009, and Randy, Adalius, and others showed up late to the meeting. They knew the storm was coming, and didnt adequately prepare, so bill sent then home.

  9. Does anyone believe this is the whole story? After being held out for an injury he conveniently is not allowed to play this week? There’s more to that injury. He missed curfew and a photo op and the team is going to risk the season on that? Sure, sit him to start the game but you don’t punish the whole team and the coach doesn’t risk his job for curfew violations.

  10. joetoronto says:
    November 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm
    Fournette probably doesn’t think he did anything wrong and doesn’t understand why he’s benched, like a true Millennial.

    70 34 Rate This

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    millenialism…such a huge
    problem in our society….it will destroy us

  11. “Fournette probably doesn’t think he did anything wrong and doesn’t understand why he’s benched, like a true Millennial.”

    Right, cause Millennials invented the entitled pro athlete. *Glances at Joe Namath, Eric Dickerson, John Elway, Jeff George, Brian Bosworth, Terrell Owens*

  12. bernieknowsfootball says:
    November 5, 2017 at 12:26 pm
    If your a Jacks fan you just have to be tickled pink that your star player is being benched. Just one more way of losing more interest with the fans on top of everything else

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    Even if it does turn out to cost them a win today you are still seeing a step in the direction of having a disciplined winning culture in Jacksonville. Coughlan knows no matter how well they do this year they arent going to the top. So he is focusing on the long term so that maybe in a future year they have a shot at the top.

  13. Unreliability typically is traced to drug use. I wouldn’t be surprised if somewhere along the lines we learn he’s got an uncontrollable drug habit. This may only be the FIRST suspension in a series. Anyone remember Justin Blackmon?

  14. @Michael E.: ESPN sources are much more reliable than that FOX News propaganda telecast.

    And that’s saying something because BSPN is awful.

    Jump lemmings, jump.

  15. basilmarinerchase says:
    November 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm
    “Fournette probably doesn’t think he did anything wrong and doesn’t understand why he’s benched, like a true Millennial.”

    Right, cause Millennials invented the entitled pro athlete. *Glances at Joe Namath, Eric Dickerson, John Elway, Jeff George, Brian Bosworth, Terrell Owens*
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    You managed to come up with 6 names over decades, congratulations.

    At least 80% of Millennials have an entitled attitude.

  16. Flournellie should never have been in the NFL – he has always been a disgusting person. Good to see that jerk is showing his true colors.

  17. This isn’t just him. I have been seeing more and more of this:No respect, ALL ABOUT ME, I DON’T HAVE TO FOLLOW YOUR RULES, and, I’m not being treated Special enough, attitude from this and younger age group! It’s not everyone mind you. There are still good Parents, but you can sure tell which ones were never told NO to, and were treated like Princesses, and worst, Kids who weren’t HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR DOING SOMETHING BAD TO SOMEONE ELSE! We will regret these days of “no winners and losers”, others punished for “You hurt my feelings”, Participant Trophies etc.
    Kids need to know what it is like to both Win AND Lose, and the lessons of humility and hard work and respect. I see it in a couple nephews and nieces in my own family, a total lack of respect for others, How many of you have had it happen or heard it said “I don’t have to listen to you, YOU aren’t my Parent”?
    You can Neg me if you want, but it is a simple matter of RESPECT, not showing it, and the consequences!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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