Les Miles has spoken out on the “controversy” swirling around his star running back and, not surprisingly, the LSU head coach was not exactly pleased with the development for an equally unsurprising reason.
Courtesy of TMZ.com, a video that shows Leonard Fournette getting very physical with a teammate went viral Wednesday. The gossip website described it as “a shocking street fight with one of his teammates,” while a school spokesperson called it horseplay, “a game they play from time to time called ‘Tap Out.’”
Fournette took to Twitter to apologize for what he described as slap boxing. We’re guessing Fournette’s head coach discussed the situation with his player privately, then used his time in front of the media Thursday to continue a public admonishment.
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune:
You make the point, ‘let’s not be at risk for injury athletically. We give you some time off so you get your legs back. Let’s not get involved in a highly-active, off the field game.’
“Back when I was a kid — we didn’t call it shadow boxing, we called it slap boxing — we thought it was really cool until the first time somebody hits you in the nose, then it suddenly became not so cool. We’re finding out this can be not so cool.
Now, I believe, we can all officially, finally move on.