Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was involved in a car accident on Tuesday, but the rookie was not injured.
WJXT reporter Elizabeth Campbell tweeted that Fournette was in a three-car chain-reaction crash on Route 295 in Jacksonville, near the South Dames Point Bridge. No one was hurt in the incident, and Fournette is not at fault.
The Jaguars’ head of public relations, Tad Dickman, acknowledged the accident, saying Fournette was rear-ended. But the Louisiana native, who turns 23 on Thursday, was able to drive himself home after.
The Florida Highway Patrol-Jacksonville unit posted a photo of Fournette posing with a trooper at the accident scene, and wrote that Fournette not only posed for photos with a boy involved in the crash, he autographed the bumper from his car and gave it to one of the workers who cleaned up the scene.
The Jaguars will play the New England Patriots in the AFC championship on Sunday; given that, and given Fournette’s performance against the Steelers last weekend to help his team win, there are some clever responses under Dickman’s tweet as to who might (or might not) have hit Fournette.
One man said it certainly wasn’t anyone in Steelers black and yellow:
Definitely wasn't hit by a Steeler
— Jeffrey Boswell (@jeffreyboswell) January 16, 2018
While another tried to pin it on Patriots’ defensive coordinator Matt Patricia:
Seen driving away from the accident pic.twitter.com/NPZVlXJku8
— D.J. Stewart (@Smokewagon47) January 16, 2018
And still another wanted to point the finger at a certain head coach:
Whoever really hit Fournette is likely breathing a heavy sigh of relief that he or she didn’t seriously injure one of the Jaguars’ best players before the biggest game the franchise has had in years.
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