Fournette looking forward to 'clean start' in 2019

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Leonard Fournette says he used the offseason to reset ahead of the 2019 campaign.

"Everybody has a bad year," the 24-year-old said Friday, according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco.

The Jacksonville Jaguars running back admitted he made mistakes in 2018, including an arrest for driving with a suspended license. He was also ejected from a game and suspended for another after exchanging on-field punches with the Buffalo Bills' Shaq Lawson in Week 12.

Fournette, who was held out of the final game of the season and chastised by team executive Tom Coughlin for his behavior on the bench, said he doesn't feel he has to prove his reliability to the Jaguars and is looking forward to the new season.

"It's a new year," he said. "We have a new team. We're focused and we have new players. It's a new year for us. So it's a new everything. It's a clean start for a lot of us guys. We're not focused on the past. The past's the past.

"Some things I did, whether it was offseason and I admitted to, yeah I was wrong. We moved on. We're in a good place right now."

Fournette looking forward to 'clean start' in 2019
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