By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to the Associated Press, the Jacksonville Jaguars has informed running back Leonard Fournette that the remaining guarantees in his contract have been voided. The team was not happy with Fournette’s actions in the team’s final game.
Fournette was inactive in the team’s season finale against the Houston Texans. Yet, he did not appear interested in anything that was happening in the game.
He was not the only one that appeared disinterested in the contest. Fellow running back T.J. Yeldon was in the same boat with Fournette.
“I am disappointed in the behavior today from T.J. Yeldon and Leonard Fournette,” Jaguars Executive Vice President Tom Coughlin said after the game. “They were disrespectful, selfish and their behavior was unbecoming that of a professional football player.”
Fournette is slated to make $7.1 million over the next two seasons with the franchise, before an option for the 2021 season. This season, he missed eight of the 16 games.
There is belief that Fournette will appeal this decision. However, if he loses the appeal, the Jaguars will likely move on from the talented back.
This is the second-time that the Jaguars have messed with Fournette’s guaranteed money. They also voided his guaranteed following a fight in November with Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson.
The 23-year-old New Orleans, Louisiana native made eight starts in his eight appearances this season. He had 133 carries for 439 yards and five touchdowns.
Yeldon is a free agent in March and is expected to leave the team. The 25-year-old Daphne, Alabama native appeared in 14 games, with five starts.
He had 104 carries for 414 yards and one touchdown.
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