Josh Lambo, former kicker of the Jacksonville Jaguars, stated that current HC Urban Meyer kicked him during a practice. This allegation only amplifies the negative light shined on Meyer throughout this current NFL season.
In comments made to the Tampa Bay times, Lambo said, “I’m in a lunge position. Left leg forward, right leg back. Urban Meyer, while I’m in that stretch position, comes up to me and says, ‘Hey dips—, make your f—ing kicks!’ And kicks me in the leg.”
“It certainly wasn’t as hard as he could’ve done it, but it certainly wasn’t a love tap,” Lambo added to his comments. “Truthfully, I’d register it as a five. Which in the workplace, I don’t care if it’s football or not, the boss can’t strike an employee. And for a second, I couldn’t believe it actually happened. pardon my vulgarity, I said, ‘Don’t you ever f—ing kick me again!’ And his response was, ‘I’m the head ball coach, I’ll kick you whenever the f— I want.'”
Urban Meyer denied all allegations included in Lambo’s comments and proceeded to give words of his own regarding the situation. “Josh’s characterization of me and this incident is completely inaccurate, and there are eyewitnesses to refute his account,” said Meyer.
These allegations were brought up just days after NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero released a report that described more accounts of Meyer’s bullying behavior.
These other accounts consisted of Meyer calling his coaching staff and assistants “losers”, which Meyer has also denied. Also included in this report was the controversial decision to bench running back James Robinson and an argument with veteran wide receiver Marvin Jones.
The Jaguars have yet to release a public statement regarding the allegations made by Lambo.