Urban Meyer’s time with the Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t last long. The legendary college coach got his shot at the NFL, and it was a disastrous failure. Urban was fired after just 13 games with the team.
Rumors of emotional and physical abuse surrounded the former head coach. Tales of heated arguments, physical confrontations, and degrading language came from various Jags personnel. Now, former kicker, Josh Lambo is taking the franchise to court over it.
The Tampa Bay Times reported that Lambo is suing the team for his annual salary of $3.5 million in addition to damages for emotional distress. Urban Meyer is accused of kicking and verbally abusing Lambo. The suit alleges a hostile work environment.
Josh Lambo is the fourth-most accurate placekicker in the history of the NFL. After he missed field goals in each of the Jaguars’ first two preseason matchups, Meyer allegedly called him a “dipsh*t” and told him to “make [his] f*cking kicks.”
Urban Meyer then allegedly struck Josh Lambo with a kick. When Lambo asked Meyer to stop, the coach said he would kick him “whenever the f*ck [he] wants.” Lambo verbally reported the incident immediately, and his agent contacted Jaguars’ legal counsel the next day.
The Jacksonville Jaguars may be rid of Urban Meyer, but his legacy will continue to haunt them. The failed coaching experiment will now see the team having to defend his behavior in a court of law. Time will tell if Josh Lambo can prove his case before a jury.
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