Ex-kicker Josh Lambo has filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars, making serious allegations against ex-coach Urban Meyer. He also alleges that an offer from the Jaguars was so not made.
Jacksonville – Former kicker Josh Lambo has filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Lambo is demanding his 2021 salary of 3.5 million plus compensation for emotional distress. The letter states that Lambo’s performance suffered because he was kicked and insulted by former coach Urban Meyer.
It also says Meyer and the Jaguars created a hostile work atmosphere. When Lambo reported the incidents, he was fired and the Jaguars violated a Florida labor law designed to protect “whistleblowers. “
Meyer: “I’ll kick you when I want to “
Lambo had missed a field goal attempt during each of the first two preseason games and was “called out” on the mistakes by his head coach before the final Test match against the Dallas Cowboys.
The 57-year-old Meyer allegedly kicked his kicker in the leg and told him to make his “damn” kicks. When Lambo retorted to his coach never to kick him again, the coach replied, “I’m the coach in charge. I’ll kick you whenever I want.”
The kicker immediately reported the incident to his agent, who contacted the Jaguars directly the day after Meyer’s kick. Immediately Lambo was offered an interview, the Jaguars also confirmed in the Tampa Bay Times report, which publicised the incident in December. Lambo, however, said he had “no recollection of being able to speak with the Jaguars lawyers”.
Shortly after the incidents were made public in December, Meyer was fired. However, in the run-up to his dismissal, the latter denied that the incident with Lambo had taken place as it did.
Lambo only player sacked by Jaguars
The lawsuit also states that the incident affected Lambo’s sleep and performance on the field. On October 19, the Jaguars dismissed him.
“Several talented players made mistakes on the field, causing defeats for the Jaguars. But Lambo, who stood up to Meyer’s actions, was the only player dismissed by Meyer and the Jaguars,” the lawsuit states.
In addition to the lawsuit, there is also a request for documentation of communications between Jaguars employees, who were also reportedly insulted and treated unprofessionally by Meyer. In addition, Meyer’s sacking and the documents citing his verbal treatment of staff and team as the reason should also be investigated.