BATON ROUGE — Lanard Fournette, the younger brother of former LSU superstar tailback Leonard Fournette, turned himself in at East Baton Rouge Parish prison Monday after a warrant was issued by Louisiana State Police for his arrest on a misdemeanor charge of using fake identification to gamble at the L’Auberge Casino near the LSU campus Saturday.
Texas Guide 2018 Gift 2018 2018 Gift Guide Gift Texas Guide Texas Fournette, 20, had an ID that said he was 21 and thus able to enter the casino. He was originally detained at the casino by security Saturday, but he left before State Police from the gaming division could arrive.
A warrant was then issued for his arrest, Louisiana State Police spokesman Doug Cain told the USA TODAY Network on Tuesday. Had Fournette waited for state troopers Saturday, he would have likely just been issued a summons, Cain said.
Fournette was bonded out for $1,000 at 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to jail records.
Leonard Fournette, 22, was the fourth pick of the first round of the NFL Draft last month by the Jacksonville Jaguars and just signed a four-year deal worth $27 million last week, which includes an $18 million signing bonus.
The younger Fournette led all rushers in LSU’s spring game April 22 with 28 yards on eight carries with a 1-yard touchdown run.
“I thought Fournette ran the ball well,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said after the spring game. “I thought he showed some flashes.”
Fournette played in three games last season as a redshirt freshman and gained 13 yards on five carries. He signed with LSU in 2015 out of St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, where he rushed for 141 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in 2014. He totaled 460 all-purpose yards as a junior in 2013 when his brother was a senior at St. Augustine and rushed for 1,792 yards.
Orgeron had no comment on Fournette’s arrest.
Orgeron has immediately suspended players previously after more serious arrests. Fournette was not expected to be suspended.
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