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Star NFL RB Ripped By Team's Front Office For Being "Disrespectful"

Leonard Fournette runs with the football against the New York Jets.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Leonard Fournette #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs during the first half against the New York Jets at TIAA Bank Field on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

A star NFL running back was ripped by his team's front office for being "disrespectful" during his team's game today.

Jacksonville Jaguars' front office boss Tom Coughlin ripped running backs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon for what they did during today's game against the Houston Texans.

Fournette wasn't active for the game and Yeldon was active but didn't play.

“I am disappointed in the behavior today from T.J. Yeldon and Leonard Fournette. They were disrespectful, selfish and their behavior was unbecoming that of a professional football player," Coughlin said in a statement.

ProFootballTalk had some details on what the two players were doing:

Leonard Fournette (who was inactive) and T.J. Yeldon (who was active but never touched the ball) were seen on the bench not appearing to pay attention to the game during today’s loss to the Texans. Afterward, Coughlin released a statement saying he was disappointed in both of them.


It wouldn’t be surprising to see Yeldon sent packing this offseason. The Jaguars are pretty much stuck with Fournette, but Coughlin surely wants him to know that he needs to shape up.

The Jaguars finished the season with a 5-11 record.