Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has been suspended one game by the NFL for for fighting Buffalo defensive Shaq Lawson in Sunday’s loss to the Bills.
Both Fournette and Lawson were ejected for throwing fists at each other in the third quarter.
The two were also jawing at each other in the tunnel while being separated after getting thrown out.
The NFL’s suspension statement to Fournette, written by Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan:
“Sportsmanship is the cornerstone of the game, and the League will not tolerate game-related misconduct that conveys a lack of respect for the game itself and those involved in it. … Video of the incident shows that you were not a participant in the play and that you ran from your sideline to the opposite side of the field to insert yourself as an active participant in a fight.”
The suspension will cost Fournette $99,948.
Fournette is the 7th highest paid running back in the league this season with his 4-year, $27,150,842 contract.
Look for T.J. Yeldon to carry the workload next week at home against the red hot Idianapolis Colts, who’ve won five straight.