JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars chasing back Leonard Fournette, has submitted to the NFL the team's decision to invalidate the guaranteed money in the last two years of his contract, confirming a league rating.
An Arbitrator It will be decided at a later date whether the Jaguars will provide the guaranteed money of $ 7.1 million ($ 2.93 million in 2019 and $ 4.17 million a year 2020) as a penalty for the suspension of Fourettes NFL can be withheld. ProFootballTalk first reported the challenge.
The NFL suspended Fournette for a game without pay after he left the bank, ran across the field and fought November 25 . Fournette and Lawson also exchanged when they were taken off the field.
Fournette apologized after the game and said he had walked across the field because he saw Lawson Carlos Hyde running back and defending his teammate.
The Jaguars informed Fournette shortly after the suspension that they had repealed the remaining guaranteed money in his rookie contract due to a clause that allowed them if a player could not play for any reason other than football.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said the team met Fournette last week to discuss his disappointing 201
The Jaguars ranked Fournette fourth overall in 2017 and he had a solid rookie season of 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns helping the Jaguars win the AFC South and reach the AFC Championship Game. The past season, however, was daunting.
In addition to his one-game suspension, Fournette missed out on seven games for injury but got out of shape and was sent to Nissan Stadium in Tennessee (Video Fournette said a fan used a race bow and behaved during the season finale disinterested while sitting on the bench and TJ ran back Yeldon, this prompted Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Tom Coughlin, to publish a statement saying that Fournette and Yeldon were "disrespectful, selfish and their behavior is not one professional footballer. "
Fournette finished his second season with 439 yards and five touchdowns rushing.