Doug Marrone tells story of forgetting to pay traffic ticket similar to Leonard Fournette

Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone can relate to Leonard Fournette's arrest last week because he went through a similar situation.

Speaking today as the team gets together for voluntary workouts, Marrone says he was handcuffed during a traffic stop because he forgot to pay a speeding ticket in the late 1990s.

He says he got the ticket during recruiting, in a time when he was traveling around the country. Marrone says he can't remember if he got it in Mississippi, New Mexico, Arizona or somewhere else.

"I shouldn't have been speeding in the first place," Marrone says.

Marrone says he thought he paid the ticket but later got pulled over in Daytona Beach and found out he hadn't.

"I had to get handcuffed, which is tough when you're my size," he says.

Marrone says he told the story to Fournette and emphasized if something happens with the law you have to take it upon yourself to follow up with your obligations.

But the coach says although he spoke to Fournette about the issue, the focus this week is on football preparation.

Jail records show Fournette is charged with speeding and knowingly driving with a suspended, canceled, or revoked license, as well as improper window tint. It’s still unclear why Fournette’s license was suspended.

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