JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan issued a public reprimand of coach City Meyer for Meyer’s habits over the weekend.
“I’ve addressed this matter with City. Specifics of our dialog can be held in confidence,” Khan stated in an announcement. “What I’ll say is his conduct final weekend was inexcusable. I respect City’s regret, which I imagine is honest. Now, he should regain our belief and respect. That can require a private dedication from City to everybody who helps, represents or performs for our group. I’m assured he’ll ship.”
Meyer, 57, apologized in a group assembly on Monday about his actions final Friday, at some point after the Jaguars’ 24-21 loss at Cincinnati.
Meyer didn’t fly again to Jacksonville with the group after that recreation and as an alternative went to Columbus to go to together with his grandchildren. Meyer stated he and members of the family went to his restaurant — City Meyer’s Pint Home — on Friday night time, and folks at a close-by occasion requested to take images with him. Meyer stated he ought to have left when folks tried to get him to bop with them.
A nine-second video exhibiting Meyer sitting together with his again to the bar in an Ohio State pullover whereas a younger lady danced near his lap was posted to social media on Saturday night time.
“I simply apologized to the group and workers for being a distraction,” Meyer stated Monday. “Simply silly, and so I defined every part that occurred and owned it. Simply silly. Mustn’t have myself in that form of place.”
Roughly an hour after Meyer’s Monday news convention, one other video emerged on social media that appeared to point out Meyer groping a lady’s backside whereas he was sitting on the bar. The girl seemed to be carrying the identical garments — denims and a white prime — as the lady within the first viral video.
Meyer is in his first yr with the Jaguars after main Florida and Ohio State to 3 nationwide titles. The slogan he has chosen for the rebuild of one of many league’s worst franchises is “Personal it,” and he admitted Monday that he is undecided how this incident will affect his management with the group.
The Jaguars are 0-4 and have misplaced 19 consecutive video games courting to a victory over the Indianapolis Colts within the 2020 season opener. The Jaguars host Tennessee on Sunday; they’ve misplaced seven of the previous eight conferences with the Titans. A loss to Tennessee would give the Jaguars the second-longest shedding streak in NFL historical past — solely Tampa Bay has an extended shedding streak (26 consecutive losses over the 1976-77 seasons).
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/32342897/jacksonville-jaguars-owner-shad-khan-urban-meyer-regain-our-trust-respect-inexcusable-conduct | Jacksonville Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan — City Meyer ‘should regain our belief and respect’ after ‘inexcusable’ conduct