Leonard Fournette suspension not expected


As the Jaguars try to reverse a 1-8 run next weekend against the Colts, they’ll have to worry about possibly not having their best running back. For now, it’s expected that he will be able to play.

In Buffalo on Sunday, Jacksonville tailback Leonard Fournette left the sideline during an altercation and threw an open-handed punch at an opponent. That brings a pair of infractions into play — unsportsmanlike conduct for leaving the sideline and unnecessary roughness for the punch.

Per a source with knowledge of the league’s procedures, a suspension currently isn’t expected for Fournette, who was ejected for his behavior. The final decision will be made on Monday by Jon Runyan, who is responsible for the initial decisions made for on-field misconduct.

Last year, Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected and later suspended both for leaving the sideline during a fight and making contact with an official during a Thursday night game against the Chiefs. Lynch’s decision to enter the fray despite not already being on the field was a factor in the suspension and in the decision to uphold the suspension on appeal.

13 responses to “Leonard Fournette suspension not expected

  1. Lol…any time I am reminded Jon Runyan is involved in policing on-foeld behavior…

  2. joetoronto says:
    November 25, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    Josh Allen is clearly trash.
    Trash is 25 million dollar per year Carr. Fact. Where are you on Raider threads? Nowhere lol. Just lose baby, you always do, in every single thing you post. Always.

  3. When AJ Green punched Ramsey they were both ejected and there was no suspension. This is normal

  4. He’s not even on the field but leaves the bench to get into a fight in which he was clearly the first to throw a punch and a suspension isn’t expected? I find that pretty surprising given some of the reasons others have been suspended.

  5. Too funny that some media actually had Jacksonville as making the SB this year. Not sure that coach is good enough to get them there but they are clearly weak at the CB position. Go Bills

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