Urban Meyer, having the season from hell in his first yr in Jacksonville, has now been accused of kicking former Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo at apply in August.
Lambo made the allegations in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times. First, he detailed how Meyer didn’t consult with specialists by title.
“It was ‘Kicker, Punter, Long snapper,’” Lambo stated. “Or S–tbag, Dips–t or whatever the hell it was.”
Then, Lambo acquired into allegations of bodily abuse.
“I’m in a lunge position. Left leg forward, right leg back,” Lambo stated. “… Urban Meyer, while I’m in that stretch position, comes up to me and says, ‘Hey Dips–t, make your f–king kicks!’ And kicks me in the leg.”
Lambo, 31, was launched by the Jaguars in October after going 0-for-3 on area objectives and 5-for-7 on further factors this season. He rated Meyer’s kick as a 5 out of 10 on the aggression scale.
“It certainly wasn’t as hard as he could’ve done it, but it certainly wasn’t a love tap,” Lambo stated. “Truthfully, I’d register it as a five (out of 10). Which in the workplace, I don’t care if it’s football or not, the boss can’t strike an employee. And for a second, I couldn’t believe it actually happened. Pardon my vulgarity, I said, ‘Don’t you ever f–king kick me again!’ And his response was, ‘I’m the head ball coach, I’ll kick you whenever the f–k I want.’”
Meyer vigorously denied the allegations to the Tampa Bay Times.
“Josh’s characterization of me and this incident is completely inaccurate, and there are eyewitnesses to refute his account,” Meyer stated. “[General manager] Trent [Baalke] and I met with him on multiple occasions to encourage his performance, and this was never brought up. I was fully supportive of Josh during his time with the team and wish him nothing but the best.”
The season has spiraled uncontrolled for Meyer and the Jaguars. The staff is 2-11. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence has not proven many glimpses of why he was forecasted to be a generational expertise and chosen first total within the NFL draft. The staff acquired shut out by the Tennessee Titans final Sunday and Lawrence threw 4 interceptions. He’s averaging lower than 6 yards per try on the season.
Meyer was embarrassingly caught canoodling with a blonde coed at a bar in Columbus, Ohio when he didn’t fly again with the staff earlier than their bye week. Reports have additionally come out about him belittling assistant coaches about their résumés. In a subsequent postgame press convention, he threatened to fireside the leakers.
In the identical press convention, Meyer gave a solution that conveyed a participant, security Andre Cisco, was getting elevated enjoying time when he was benched the entire sport.
Meyer signed a six-year contract believed to be value $60-70 million whole, so it could be very costly for the Jaguars to fireside him. Things might need cascaded to this point that proprietor Shad Khan could also be left with no alternative.