In a statement released Tuesday, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said his head football coach’s behaviour was inexcusable after a second video surfaced Monday showing Urban Meyer touching a woman’s backside in a restaurant bar in Columbus, Ohio.
“I’ve spoken with Urban about this.
The details of our conversation will be kept private,” Khan said.
“What I’ll say is that his behaviour over the weekend was unacceptable.”
Urban’s regret, which I think is genuine, is appreciated.
“Now he has to earn our confidence and respect again.”
Urban will have to make a personal commitment to everyone who supports, represents, or plays for our club in order to do this.
I am confident in his ability to deliver.”
The video appears to be from the same event in Columbus, Ohio, where a video of Meyer sitting in a chair while a woman who is not his wife danced up to him surfaced on Twitter on Saturday.
Meyer is seen in the second video sitting on a barstool behind a woman who is standing in front of him, and his right hand appears to touch her backside.
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Meyer apologised for creating disruption during a press conference on Monday, saying he should not have placed himself in that position.
“It was just dumb, so I explained everything that occurred and took responsibility for it.”
It’s just plain dumb. Meyer said, “I should not have put myself in that situation.”
“I made a remark about the emblem, about an owner who is desperate to win,” Meyer said. “
I respect the man (Khan) so much, and that’s one of the reasons I came here.” His motivation is genuine, and it’s for Jacksonville. So that’s why I’m so furious with myself: I lived it, I believed it, and I failed.”
After four games, Meyer’s era is on the verge of collapsing.
If additional tapes emerge, it’s not out of the question that the Jaguars may fire Meyer if it’s determined that he can’t regain his trust with his players or that he continues to cast the organisation in a bad light.
Most NFL players and coaches have provisions in their contracts that spell out the consequences of bad behaviour that hurts the club.
It’s Week 5, and the Jaguars (0-4) will face their greatest adversary, the Tennessee Titans, at TIAA Bank Field on Sunday. Meyer, surprisingly, has been the week’s greatest distraction.
Since Thursday’s night game against Cincinnati, players have been off-limits for interviews, but NFL.com’s Michael Silver claimed Tuesday that a Jaguars player informed him Meyer had no credibility with the club.
Meyer acknowledged on Monday that he didn’t know how the restaurant incident would affect his leadership with his players.
“That makes me nervous. Meyer stated, “I have a great connection with our guys.”
“I’ve dealt with this before, not on the opposite side, but with staff members and other situations.”
So, to say I’m worried, well, I’m worried, but I just have to do the right thing.”
Meyer’s choice to remain behind instead of flying back to Jacksonville with the squad after the teams devastating 24-21,
defeat to the Bengals on a last-second field goal may be another issue for his players.
Meyer said that he stayed in Ohio to spend time with his grandchildren.
The Jaguars’ players were given the weekend off, but it’s unclear when the coaching staff began their preparations for the Titans.
If it is not an open-date week, the NFL usually starts preparations the following day after a game.
Even with quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the No. 1 overall selection in 2021, the Jaguars have not been anything remarkable under Meyer.
They’ve squandered early first-half leads three weeks in a row.
They scored on their first drive against Denver in Week 2, with Lawrence completing 5-of-7 throws for 73 yards, but he was held to just 26 yards passing over the remaining three quarters.
The Jaguars lead the Arizona Cardinals 19-10 in Week 3 before falling 31-19 after allowing 21 unanswered points.
they squandered a 14-0 first-half lead against the Bengals on Thursday night, losing for the 19th time in a row.
The Jaguars are only seven defeats away from matching the 26-game losing run set by Tampa,
Bay Buccaneers in 1976-77, which is the longest in modern NFL history.
When Khan first presented Meyer in January.
he said that they needed to be a coach-centric team, with an emphasis on transparency, cooperation, teamwork, and responsibility.
But it’s unclear if Meyer will even coach the squad on Sunday, or whether he can restore his players’ trust and respect.