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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
There has been much talk this week about LSU running back Leonard Fournette and whether or not he should sit out his junior year to avoid risking an injury before the 2017 NFL Draft.

Here is what Mike Florio with NBC Sports had to say:
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Fournette is ready to play in the NFL, but he can’t play in the NFL until 2017. Unless the rule changes before April (it won’t), Fournette can’t get in to the NFL before 2017. So if he’s ready to play in the NFL and if he has maxed out his draft value, why should he continue to assume the risk of injury while playing for compensation that doesn’t come close to matching Fournette’s value?
Fournette posted the following message on Twitter Tuesday night to silence the conversation:

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LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette also shared his opinion on the NBC article via Twitter Wednesday morning:

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treedupre1105 months
Imagine if he stays till he graduated how the media would be crazy upset
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Born in BR105 months
Leonard Fournett will hopefully stay until he finishes graduate school!!
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SpartyGator105 months
Good for LF to say that.
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TampaTiger22105 months
If Gordon and Gurley, who was hurt, went in the first round. There is no way in hell that LF goes in the second round. No chance whatsoever
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Tuskkman105 months
RB's aren't drafted very high nowadays, o sitting out a year would auto drop a back to at least the second round imho.
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Gumbo1105 months
"I will never jump ship... I'm drowning with my brothers"

Class act and loyalty to his team! If he served in the military with me, I would sleep better knowing a brother-in-arms like him has my back.

USAF AIM HIGH
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root canal105 months
Shaq has said in interviews that if he had a time machine he would go back to LSU between 1989-1992. (Best time of his life - before he hAd any real $).
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CaseyMc2105 months
That goes to show you just HOW STUPID SOME PEOPLE THINK AND ARE! It has been a long time since I last Posted on TD and now that post goes to show you how Stupid those on The SEC Rant Are! They are scared LSU will beat them worse next Year than this Year!
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Andre105 months
lol
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400lb. Ape105 months
GOAT
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Dale Doubak105 months
What a leader. For a young man he shows great character
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randybobandy105 months
Why hurry up and join the NFL? Talk to some former players who say the best times of their lives were at LSfreakinU, not playing for the NoFunLeague.
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BayouTiga105 months
Followed LF since his soph year of HS. He is a rare breed, great kid!!! Les Miles is accused of a lot but one thing he is not is a coach that puts winning ahead of the safety and proper development of his players.
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NakaTrash105 months
Will be the all time favorite son of LSU and Louisiana when it's all said and done.
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timm6971463105 months
Would drown is what LF was looking for !
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Big Sway105 months
There should be an exceptional player rule that would have to meet certain criteria. I love having him 3 and who knows he may stay four like the Mannings did but players like this should have the option. IMO
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Vacherie Saint105 months
The fact that this is even a national conversation right now is giving me the wierdest boner.
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dagrippa105 months
Mike Florio - "Click me click meeeeee! Forward this to a friend and talk about meee!"
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Peliclown105 months
I legit think I have a man crush
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Spelt it rong105 months
They were talking about this on ESPN 1420 yesterday saying that players will eventually do this. Tried calling in to say basically the media would be at fault for putting that idea in their heads. Most of these guys just love playing football and competing. Fournette's response was perfect and I'm glad he's putting it to rest now.
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