Leonard Fournette: 'I was on time' in practice return

Leonard Fournette wishes it never happened.

Jacksonville's star rookie running back has publicly apologized to fans for off-the-field behavior that led to him being ruled inactive for last Sunday's romp over the Bengals.

Coach Doug Marrone yanked Fournette from the lineup for violating team rules, stemming from the runner missing a workout and treatment, along with an Oct. 24 team photo.

On Wednesday, he made sure everyone knew he was on time to practice:

Fournette is Jacksonville's offensive centerpiece, but Marrone -- and by extension, football czar Tom Coughlin -- have ushered in a new era of discipline in Jacksonville. The team has responded with a rough-and-tumble 5-3 record.

As the fourth-overall pick, Fournette has plenty to do with that success, scoring seven touchdowns and ranking sixth league-wide with 596 yards rushing for the ground-and-pound Jaguars.

As expected, Marrone announced Monday that Fournette is expected play this Sunday against the Chargers, which would officially put a bookend on this mini-drama out of Jacksonville.

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