After a series controversial incidents, Urban Meyer was fired from his position as Jaguars head coach.
By Field Level Media
Last Updated at 12:30pm, 11/05/22
Kicker Josh Lambo is now suing the Jacksonville Jaguars, claiming that Urban Meyer, his former head coach created a hostile work environment which contributed to his poor on-field performance. The Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday.
Lambo claimed Meyer kicked him and swore to him while he was training for the Jaguars’ preseason finale.
Meyer was fired by Jacksonville 13 games into Meyer’s first season. Lambo’s December accusation was made public.
“I am in a lunge position. Lambo explained to the Tampa Bay Times that he was in a lunge position. “… Urban Meyer, while I’m in that stretch position, comes up to me and says, Hey Dips**t, make your f****** kicks!’ And kicks me in my leg.”
Lambo now wants his $3.5m salary in 2021, plus interest and damages for emotional distress.
Lambo claims that he reported the incident via his agent to the Jaguars’ legal counsel. Lambo claims he was fired from the team in October because he violated a Florida law protecting whistleblowers working in the private sector.
The Jaguars claimed to Lambo that their legal counsel offered to meet them about the incident. Lambo refuted this claim.
Lambo is currently a non-restricted free agent. He played in 78 games in seven NFL seasons with the Chargers (2015-16), Jaguars (1921-21), and Chargers (2015). His career record of 87.1 % on field goal attempts ranks sixth among league history.
Meyer has not been offered a job with an NFL or college team since leaving Jacksonville. Late last month, reports indicated that Meyer was in talks to return to Fox’s broadcasting role.