JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars working again Leonard Fournette has formally filed with the NFL a problem to the crew’s resolution to void the guaranteed money within the ultimate two years of his contract, a league supply confirmed.
An arbitrator will look at either side and subject a ruling at a later date on whether or not the Jaguars are in a position to withhold the $7.1 million in guaranteed money ($2.93 million in 2019 and $four.17 million in 2020) as punishment for Fournette’s NFL suspension. ProFootballTalk first reported the problem.
The NFL suspended Fournette for one sport with out pay after he left the bench, ran throughout the sphere, and fought Buffalo Payments defensive lineman Shaq Lawson throughout the Jaguars’ 24-21 loss at Buffalo on Nov. 25. Fournette and Lawson additionally exchanged phrases as they had been being escorted from the sphere.
Fournette apologized for his actions after the sport and stated he ran throughout the sphere as a result of he noticed Lawson shove working again Carlos Hyde and wished to defend his teammate. The crew knowledgeable Fournette shortly thereafter that they had been voiding the guaranteed money that remained in his rookie contract as a result of of a clause that permits them to achieve this if a participant is not in a position to play for causes apart from a soccer harm.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone stated the crew met with Fournette final week to focus on his disappointing 2018 season, his dedication, and provide you with a plan going ahead. Marrone stated he felt Fournette left the assembly in a “actually good place, in order that’s encouraging and I am enthusiastic about that.”
The Jaguars chosen Fournette fourth general in 2017 and he had a stable rookie season, speeding for 1,040 yards and 9 touchdowns to assist the Jaguars win the AFC South and attain the AFC Championship sport. This previous season was discouraging, although.
As well as to his one-game suspension, Fournette missed seven video games as a result of of accidents, admittedly let himself get out of form, was caught on video yelling at a fan at Nissan Stadium (Fournette stated a fan used a racial slur), and acted disinterested throughout the season finale whereas sitting on the bench with working again T.J. Yeldon. That prompted government VP of soccer operations Tom Coughlin to launch a press release after the sport through which stated Fournette and Yeldon had been “disrespectful, egocentric and their conduct was unbecoming that of an expert soccer participant.”
Fournette ended his second season with 439 yards and 5 touchdowns speeding.