The Chris Doyle era is over before it really ever began.
New Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer had defended the hiring of a former controversial coach who has previously been accused of racism and bullying. The NFL team announced on Thursday that they had hired Chris Doyle, the former University of Iowa strength and conditioning coach, to be the team’s director of sports performance.
On Friday, Doyle left the team.
Doyle was placed on administrative leave by Iowa in June after several former Iowa players accused him of racism. Shortly after, the university and Doyle agreed to part ways.
“I feel great about the hire, about his expertise at that position,” Meyer said during his media availability on Thursday.
“I vet everyone on our staff, and like I said, the relationship goes back close to 20 years and a lot of hard questions asked, a lot of vetting involved with all our staff. We did a very good job vetting that one.”
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