Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette said Monday that the fan with whom he got into a verbal altercation during Thursday’s game at Tennessee used a racial slur.
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Leonard Fournette declined to address the matter in the locker room on the advice of his agent.
However, running back T.J. Yeldon said multiple fans directed racial slurs at the players.
“Did I hear it? Yeah,” Yeldon said. “All the running backs and people on the offensive side were hearing the exchange. They were heckling at us all game, at him and all of us all game.
Defensive end Calais Campbell said he didn’t hear about the verbal altercation or Fournette’s claim that the fan used a racial slur until Monday morning.
“That didn’t happen to me, but I’ve seen it happen before,” he said. “It’s sad when you have to deal with that in the midst of a game, but at the same time it sucks. You just have to stay focused on the game at hand and continue to try to push through.
“I didn’t hear anything about it until earlier today. You never want to see that in a game, never. They’re trying to get you out your game. It’s sad in 2018 you have to deal with that, but that’s just how it goes.”
The TMZ clip shows Fournette yelling into the stands and telling someone he was going to “beat your ass” before two people walk up and escort Fournette away.
It was Fournette’s first game back after serving a one-game suspension the previous week for getting into a fight with Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Shaq Lawson during the Bills’ 24-21 victory on Nov. 25.
Leonard Fournette Suspended One Game after Fight with Bills https://t.co/MfKCNsJpJc
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) November 27, 2018
Fournette may have an anger issue.
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