His brother was just selected fourth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in April’s 2017 NFL Draft. But things are not going swimmingly for the entire Fournette family.
According to The Advocate in Louisiana, LSU running back Lanard Fournette was arrested and booked in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Monday after allegedly using a fake ID to gamble.
“Fournette, 20, of Slidell, was given bond of $1,000. An LSU team spokesman did not immediately respond to a message for comment,” the paper reported. “Security video showed Fournette playing at a “craps table” for 16 minutes at about 1:30 p.m., before walking to the player’s services counter. Fournette then allegedly presented his real ID to the cashier for a cash withdrawal, who determined his age and contacted security.”
Fournette is heading into his sophomore season and is expected to play a big role for the Tigers. It’s unclear at this point how his arrest will impact the running back’s status on the LSU football team. Fournette ran the ball just five times for 13 yards as a redshirt freshman this past season.
Fournette’s brother, Leonard, was selected in the top five of this year’s draft after starring for LSU over the course of the past three seasons.