According to Phillip Heilman, Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette was arrested for speeding and knowingly driving with a suspended license per Jacksonville jail records.
Fournette paid a $1,500 bail and was admitted at 2:40 pm. He’s expected to be released shortly.
The Jaguars released the following statement, per Heilman:
“The Jacksonville Jaguars are aware of the situation involving running back Leonard Fournette and are continuing to gather more information. No further comment will be provided at this time.”
Fournette had a rough 2018 for Jacksonville, playing in only eight games due to injury and a one-game suspension for throwing a punch during a game.
Jaguars VP Tom Coughlin released a statement after Week 17’s game calling out Fournette and RB T.J. Yeldon for being disengaged from their teammates while sitting on the bench.
The Jaguars were reportedly attempting to void the remaining guarantees in Fournette’s contract for conduct detrimental to the team, though Fournette challenged their decision. The two sides had reportedly met at the beginning of the year to clear the air.
Fournette, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2017. He is entering the third year of his four-year, $27.15 million contract that’s fully guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $2.93 million for the 2019 season.
The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Jaguars to pick up in 2020.
In 2018, Fournette appeared in eight games and rushed for 439 yards on 133 carries (3.3 YPC) to go along with 22 receptions for 185 yards receiving and five total touchdowns.