For some reason, Leonard Fournette decided to hop in an on-field fight when he wasn’t actually on the sidelines. It all started in the Buffalo Bills’ win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday and now ends with Fournette in a one-game suspension.
A jump ball resulting in a touchdown erupted into a brawl that saw Fournette take off from the sideline, which was on the other side of the field, to push and get involved in a fight with Shaq Lawson of the Bills.
ESPN reports Fournette will be sitting out of the game in Week 13 when the Jaguars will face the Indianapolis Colts. In a letter to the Jags star running back, Vice President of the NFL, Jon Runyan wrote: “Video of the incident shows that you were not a participant in the play and that you ran from your sideline to the opposite side of the field to insert yourself as an active participant in a fight.”
Some may say Fournette was in the wrong, while others will point him to being a loyal teammate. Either way, fantasy owners who have Fournette in the playoffs won’t be thrilled that he has to sit on the bench after just returning from injury.
Check out the brawl below and read the statement from the NFL here.
Leonard Fournette and Shaq Lawson were ejected from the game after this scuffle 😳
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 25, 2018