Doug Marrone has no further plans to punish Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette following arrest
Marrone made it clear Tuesday that Fournette made a mistake, saying “a law was broken,” but added that the team would have no further discipline for the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
“I dont want to get into where I stand here and Im trying to lessen anything,” said Marrone, who was arrested for a similar issue in 1997. “But at the same time I dont want to get into, Oh my gosh,'”
Fournette was arrested last Thursday and spent less than 30 minutes in the Duval County Jail. He paid a $1,508 bond.
Fournette was pulled over after a Jacksonville Sheriffs deputy clocked him driving 65 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to a police report. Fournette was cited for speeding and for having illegal tint on his SUV. He was arrested for his license, which was suspended last month after he failed to pay or protest a speeding ticket from November 2018.
Fournette was cited in nearby Neptune Beach last year for driving 37 mph in a 25 mph zone.
After spending most of the offseason working out in Wyoming, Fournette returned to Jacksonville last week in time for the start of the teams offseason conditioning program. His arrest was the latest issue for the former LSU star who was suspended, fined, injured and acknowledged he was not in ideal shape late in the 2018 season.
“Nobodys worried about whats going to come from that,” veteran defensive end Calais Campbell said. “Were confident that thats going to pass over. Hes going to be ready to go to work. He came in in great shape. He looks good and has a good attitude, so Im looking forward to seeing his progression and what he does this year.”
Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith were the only players not in attendance for the volunteer workouts. Marrone said he reached out to both players, “but I have not heard back from either.”
Campbell said their absences were no big deal.
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“Those are two guys Im not worried about,” Campbell said. “Those are guys I know who are going to come back in tiptop shape, focused and ready to go. I know theyre grinding, their work ethic. Theyre going to be just fine.”
No one knows what to expect Fournette from Fournette this fall.
The Jaguars voided the remaining guarantees in Fournettes four-year rookie contract worth $27.1 million. The team made the move following his weeklong suspension in late November for instigating a fight in Buffalo.
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