Fournette sheds gumbo to fatten bank
Sorry, Mom. No more gumbo. Leonard Fournette arrived at training camp and quickly learned of a new rule governing his weight: The Jaguars can fine him $630 per pound over their target for him.
That target was 231 pounds. He was at 235.
“I heard about it when I got in,” Fournette said. “I gotta take this serious.”
He has since eased up on his mom’s gumbo, is now 7 pounds under the target weight and well below what he played at for LSU.
“Shout out to my mom,” said Fournette, who chose to wear No. 27 here because he always has to have a seven in his number. “I need all my money.”
Fournette ran with the second team to start his first training camp Thursday, but there are big plans for him in Jacksonville as Coach Doug Marrone has said he would prefer not throwing the ball and would like to run it every play.