Jaguars Running Back Fournette Arrested For Driving With Suspended License

Apr 11, 2019

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was arrested on Thursday afternoon following a traffic stop in Jacksonville for driving with a suspended license.

WJCT News partner News4Jax reported he posted bond and was released 24 minutes later.

That charge stemmed from an unpaid ticket from last November. Fournette was booked into jail and charged with knowingly driving while his license was suspended, Duval County jail logs show Fournette’s bond was $1,508. He paid that and was released at 3:04 p.m.

The Jaguars released a statement about the arrest.

“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 was cited on Nov. 17, 2018, in Neptune Beach for going 37 mph in a 25-mph zone. The ticket was $204 and he never paid it. Fournette's driver’s license was suspended last month.

While the incident is a relatively minor offense, News4Jax reported it doesn't help that Fournette was coming off of what News4Jax calls a highly disappointing second season in the NFL. News4Jax also reported Fournette has also been criticized for maturity issues.

Fournette played in just eight games last year and rushed for 439 yards and five touchdowns.

He was suspended for one game when he left the field to join an altercation during a game at Buffalo and was publicly called out by Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin in the final week of the season for his sideline demeanor.