Jaguars' Leonard Fournette says he confronted fan after racial slur

  • Player was involved in heated exchange at Titans game
  • Jacksonville coach says he has not considered discipline

The Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette says he became involved in a confrontation with a fan after he was the target of a racial slur.

The incident happened during the Jaguars’ game at the Tennessee Titans last Thursday. A video published by TMZ shows Fournette shouting “You’re too old for that” and “I’m gonna beat your ass” at the fan. Players can be disciplined for confrontations with fans but at his Monday press conference Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said he believed there were extenuating circumstances. “I met with Leonard,” said Marrone. “He said there was a racial slur, so that’s what was told to me.” Marrone added no one else had mentioned the slur but said: “I trust the player.”

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Source: theguardian