Leonard Fournette wrecked the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season with a three-touchdown performance in the Steel City on Sunday. In turn, a Steelers fan has wrecked his six-figure ride.
But not on purpose. We think.
In an interesting plot twist to the three-car accident that involved the former LSU running back, it turns out that the person who rear-ended Fournette on a Florida freeway was a Steelers fan.
“I wasn’t really worried about it,” Fournette told USA TODAY Sports about the fender-bender. “But the funny thing is, it was Pittsburgh fans. Know what I mean?”
Thankfully, no one was injured in the collision on I-295 in Jacksonville. Still, USA Today’s Jarrett Bell wrote that Fournette was “taken aback” when he saw the Pennsylvania license plate on the vehicle that struck his Mercedes-Maybach 6.
“They were from Pittsburgh,” Fournette told USA TODAY. “They came to Jacksonville to drop the in-laws off.”
While there was no serious damage to the humans involved, Fournette said the Mercedes did not survive the crash. Though it was initially reported that he drove the car home following the accident, Fournette said he has to get a whole new car as a result of the accident.
And this isn’t just any car. It carries a price tag north of $100,000. Check out this video on the Maybach 6:
Mercedes Maybach 6 Cabriolet 💀
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— Rich Brazilian Club (@RichBraziliancb) December 27, 2017
It puts to rest the popular, though non-serious, internet conspiracy theory that Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots may have had something to do with the crash in the days leading up to the AFC Championship Game with Fournette’s Jaguars.
We’d like to put that rumor to rest by sharing a laugh at this spoof from an old Happy Gilmore scene.
Leaked footage of Leonard Fournette getting rear ended in car accident earlier today pic.twitter.com/eep9UJPaRr
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) January 16, 2018
Fournette was not at fault during the accident and did not sustain an injury. He’ll try to lead Jacksonville to a Super Bowl appearance by taking down Tom Brady and the Patriots on their home turf. Kickoff from Foxborough, Mass., is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. ET on Sunday. CBS will televise the game.