Titans Blount Says College Punching Incident Already Behind Him


It’s hard to forget last season when during a college game in September Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount puched a Bosie State player in the face following a season starting 19-8 loss. Blount now is a member of the Titans, and says that he thinks the attention he got from that incident will eventually go away.

Titans rookie running back LeGarrette Blount is hoping to put an ugly 2009 football season behind him. Blount drew all kinds of unwanted attention last year following Oregon’s season-opening 19-8 loss to Boise State when he punched Boise State defensive end Byron Hout in the face after Hout touched Blount on the shoulder. Oregon coach Chip Kelly initially announced that Blount would be suspended for the entire season, but Blount was eventually reinstated with three games left in the season. He was undrafted, but the Titans signed him as a free agent. Asked if he was looking at this offseason as a chance to bounce back from the incident in college, Blount said, “Yeah, definitely. There was a whole bunch of negative publicity, and it hurt my draft chances as far as getting drafted. But I’ll try to do my best to win a spot. It’s already behind me, it’s been behind me for a while. Not a lot of people bring it up anymore.”


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