Orgeron defends Leonard Fournette sitting out bowl game

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Orgeron said Monday at SEC Media Days that there was nothing Fournette could have done to play as he battled an ankle injury.

“That last game, going into the bowl, Leonard could not play. Leonard  came to me in tears. He said, ‘Coach, I can’t go, I can’t play,'”  Orgeron said, via Chase Goodbread of  “I said, ‘Leonard, I understand, we will not put you in jeopardy, son,  don’t worry about it. I will tell the media.’ Things you heard that he  may have skipped the game or whatever, that has nothing to do with  anything. In fact, against Florida, he didn’t practice all weekend. He  wasn’t supposed to play. He tried to play. He wanted to play.”



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