Report: Titans Investigating Alleged Racial Slurs Directed at Leonard Fournette

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 11, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 6: Leonard Fournette #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars tosses a ball to a fan before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images)
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The Tennessee Titans have reportedly launched an investigation after Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette alleged a fan at Nissan Stadium directed racial slurs at him during Thursday's game leading to a verbal confrontation caught on video.

On Tuesday, TMZ Sports reported the Titans are working to identify the fan involved in the exchange with Fournette and will also interview other people seated in the section about the situation.

Fellow Jags running back T.J. Yeldon affirmed Fournette's account following Jacksonville's 30-9 road loss, per Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com.

"Did I hear it? Yeah," Yeldon said. "All the running backs and people on the offensive side were hearing the exchange. They were heckling at us all game, at him and all of us all game. All night. All night. All day they was calling us racial slurs, all game."

Here's a look at the exchange with the fan from TMZ Sports (some language NSFW):

The alleged racial slurs are not heard in the TMZ video.

Fournette previously received a one-game suspension from the NFL for a fight with Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson in Week 12.

It's unclear whether the 23-year-old running back could receive discipline for the latest incident.

The Jags are back in action Sunday for a home game against the Washington Redskins.

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