Star LSU RB Leonard Fournette sure didn’t win himself any fans earlier today when a video appearing to show him in a physical altercation emerged on TMZ.
Fournette apologized on his Twitter account Wednesday night. He backed up the story told by LSU’s associate athletic director of communications Michael Bonnette said that he and a teammate were slap boxing, not fighting.
I would like to apologize to everyone, but we were not fighting, just slap boxing but again I would like to apologize to everyone again
— 7⃣ (@_fournette) August 10, 2016
“I would like to apologize to everyone, but we were not fighting, just slap boxing but again I would like to apologize to everyone again,” Fournette wrote to his 171,000 Twitter followers.
The video in question showed Fournette and teammate Garrett Brumfield with their fists raised in a parking lot after practice. Brumfield is listed at 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, over 70 pounds bigger than Fournette.
“What you don’t see is when the video cuts off, they hug it out,” Bonnette said. “They’re not mad at each other. No one was injured.”
Whether this was a fight or slap boxing, the important thing is no one got hurt. The last thing any Tigers fans would want is for the season to be derailed by a dumb altercation in the parking lot.