The Jacksonville head coach admitted that the conversations he has had with people within the organization regarding what he did at the Ohio bar have been “horrible.”
The head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Urban Meyer, chatted with the entire team on Wednesday morning, apologizing for his conduct last week.
The first-year coach told reporters he had a “very serious conversation” with the players, “holding me accountable for a stupid mistake.”
Apology from Meyer the team arrived a day after the owner of the Jaguars, Shad Khan, reprimanded Meyer for his “inexcusable” actions last week at an Ohio bar.
Meyer He also publicly commented on the situation Tuesday night on his radio show on 1010XL on Jacksonville, admitting that you need to regain the trust of the organization.
“I made the comment when I got here about the logo, about an owner who wants to win in the worst way,” he said. Meyer. “It’s one of the reasons I came here. I just admire this man so much … And because of that, it’s what irritates me so much about myself, that I lived that, I believe it and I have failed.”
Meyer, 57, first apologized Monday morning for his actions on Friday, a day after the Jaguars will fall 24-21 to the Cincinnati Bengals. Meyer He said he and members of his family went to his restaurant – Urban Meyer’s Pint House – and that people there asked him to take pictures with him. Meyer He said he must have left when people started wanting to make him dance.
A nine second video showing Meyer sitting with his back to the bar in a sweatshirt from Ohio State while a young woman dances near his lap was posted on social media Saturday night.
About an hour after her press conference on Monday, however, another video circulated on social media that appeared to show Meyer touching a woman while he was sitting at the bar. The woman appeared to be wearing the same clothing – jeans and a white T-shirt – as the woman in the first viral video.
Meyer said Tuesday on his radio show that the conversations he has had with people within the organization regarding what he did have been “horrible.” He also reiterated his concern that he is unsure how the incident will impact his ability to lead the team.
“The fact that I became a distraction, I must earn my trust again after that,” he said. Meyer.
Meyer is in its first year with the Jaguars after leading Florida and Ohio State to three national titles combined. The motto he chose for the rebuilding of one of the worst franchises in the NFL It was “Take responsibility.”
The Jaguars They are 0-4 and have lost 19 consecutive games going back to last season when they beat the Indianapolis Colts in the first game of the 2020 campaign. Jaguars receive the Tennessee Titans on Sunday; have lost seven of the last eight to the Titans. A loss to Tennessee I would leave the Jaguars with the second longest losing streak in the history of the NFL, only behind the 26 consecutive losses of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers between the 1976 and 1977 seasons.
Information from Michael DiRocco was used in the writing of this note.