Urban Meyer’s reported remedy of kicker Josh Lambo marked maybe the ultimate straw in his Jaguars tenure earlier than he was fired on Dec. 16.
Meyer reportedly kicked the group’s specialist throughout warmups through the preseason in August, an incident that was subsequently reported to the group internally. The incident was then made public by way of the Tampa Bay Instances’ Rick Stroud on Dec. 15, at some point earlier than Meyer was dismissed.
Stroud detailed his means of reporting the incident in an look on The Wealthy Eisen Present on Monday. Stroud mentioned Meyer’s attorneys sent a “threatening” letter earlier than the story‘s launch, and so they provided unnamed sources who would corroborate Meyer‘s model of occasions.
“I obtained a threatening letter from [Meyer‘s] attorneys about publishing the story with out sure data,” Stroud said. “They wished to supply up a few gamers however solely off the report.”
Stroud famous there was no dispute over whether or not the incident occurred. Slightly, Meyer‘s attorneys provided gamers who would corroborate “the diploma to which [Meyer] kicked [Lambo].”
Meyer‘s camp seemed to be scrambling within the closing hours of his Jacksonville tenure, although his firing turned a relative assure in current weeks. Meyer exited the NFL with a 2–11 profession report in only one season on the skilled stage, sporting the fourth-shortest head teaching stint in NFL historical past.
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