Urban Meyer

The Urban Meyer Era with the Jacksonville Jaguars will not be remembered fondly by many people, especially Meyer himself. One of the last remaining ties to his failed tenure as an NFL coach appears to have been resolved after a court decision on Friday.

In May, kicker Josh Lambo filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars over being kicked and verbally abused by then-head coach Urban Meyer. The NFL franchise filed a motion to dismiss it in July and, on Friday, that motion was granted.

“A Florida state judge last week tossed kicker Josh Lambo’s lawsuit against the Jaguars over former HC Urban Meyer allegedly kicking him, but did give Lambo leave to refile,” wrote The Athletic’s Daniel Kaplan. 

Lambo, who is the fourth-most accurate placekicker in NFL history, missed field goals in each of the Jaguars’ first two preseason games. In a practice session before the team’s final preseason game in August, Lambo says that Meyer approached him while he was in a lunge position, kicked him in the leg, and said “hey dips–t, make your f***ing kicks!” When Lambo told Meyer not to touch him again, Meyer reportedly said “I’m the head ball coach, I’ll kick you whenever the f*** I want.”

The veteran kicker said in his lawsuit that he believes the team cut him for reporting the incident. Meyer, for his part, has denied that he purposefully kicked and tried to injure Lambo. The coach was fired late in the season following a string of rumors and reports related to his treatment of players and coaches, amongst other things. Meyer was also fired very soon after the incident was reported.

Coincidentally, Lambo was added to the Tennessee Titans practice squad on Tuesday.

[Daniel Kaplan]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.