Leonard Fournette Apologizes for Missing Team Photo, Says He'll Be 'On Time'

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistNovember 8, 2017

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette watches players warm up during before an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette tweeted an apology for missing team activities, which led to his suspension for last Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

7⃣ Leonard Fournette @_fournette

Want to apologize to everyone for last week and make sure our stadium is pack this weekend and yes I️ will be there on time.... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

7⃣ Leonard Fournette @_fournette

Man one of the best and most difficult lessons you can learn in life is that no one owes you anything and you owe yourself everything.......

Fournette, 22, was suspended for a violation of team rules that included missing a team picture day Oct. 24. Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reported Fournette was in Louisiana the day of the photo.

"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. "This has been addressed internally and further details will not be made public."

Fournette has rushed for 596 yards and six touchdowns through his first six NFL games. He's sixth in the NFL in rushing despite missing two games, one because of injury and one for the suspension.

Marrone said Fournette will be back in the lineup this week against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Jaguars currently sit 5-3 and tied for first place in the AFC South.


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