Injured Leonard Fournette shoves Florida coach in scuffle, decides to suit up
Amid reports surfacing that LSU star tailback Leonard Fournette would not play on Saturday against Florida, a pregame scuffle between the two teams appears to have sparked a change of plans.
Fournette has been dealing with an ankle injury and was apparently set to sit out before the two sides engaged in a heated pregame shoving match. Video of the incident shows Fournette, wearing warmups, shoving a Florida assistant coach. ESPN identified the coach as defensive backs coach Torrian Gray.
Fight breaks out between #LSU-Florida players.
Leonard Fournette and a Florida assistant coach shove each other. pic.twitter.com/wFZwyW1nU7
— Joshua Thornton (@JoshuaThornton_) November 19, 2016
After the incident, Fournette reportedly asked head coach Ed Orgeron if he could dress for the game, which he obliged.
— James Bewers (@JamesBewers) November 19, 2016
Florida can clinch the SEC East with a win on Saturday.