You know what would be a good way to ruin a chance at an historic season at LSU, one that might include a national title and Heisman Trophy? Star running back Leonard Fournette being injured in a silly fistfight with a teammate would certainly be one way to do that.
No, rest easy LSU fans. Your Heisman candidate is apparently just fine, but he was caught on video Tuesday in what appears to be a serious fistfight with teammate Garrett Brumfield in a parking lot after practice.
TMZ first reported incident and talked to LSU Associate Athletic Director of Communications Michael Bonnette who insisted the players were simply horsing around. Bonnette also told TMZ there were no injuries involved in what he said was a friendly game in which the two players were trying to tag each other and not punch one another. The video TMZ posted of the incident clearly shows some serious punches being thrown.
Even if this was just two teammates playing around with other members of the team watching and laughing, someone ought to remind them what’s at stake and how important Fournette is to the Tigers’ chances in 2016.
Fournette is a preseason favorite for the Heisman Trophy and here he is risking a concussion or worse by throwing blows with an offensive lineman who outweighs him by 70 pounds. Brumfield, a sophomore from Baton Rouge, is listed on the LSU roster at 6-foot-3 305 pounds. Fournette is 6-1, and 235 pounds.