The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly filed a motion to dismiss former kicker Josh Lambo’s lawsuit against the franchise.
Back in May, he sued the team and alleged that former head coach Urban Meyer engaged in “a pattern of retaliatory harassment” toward him and created a “hostile work environment.” Among his accusations was that Meyer kicked him during a workout last summer.
According to Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic, the Jaguars have asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed. They are alleging Lambo did not follow up on the team’s response to his agent’s message that Meyer allegedly kicked him.
“Club’s legal counsel ‘acknowledged and responded immediately to the query made by Lambo’s agent,’” the motion reads.
“Plaintiff does not allege he or his agent ever responded to the inquiry made by Club’s legal counsel offering to follow up with Plaintiff, with Mr. Meyer and/or with Club management.”
The Jaguars also say they can’t be sued for retaliation under the Florida Whistleblower Act because it wasn’t the club that instructed Meyer to “assault” Lambo.“
Plaintiff’s case is predicated solely on the alleged criminal acts of Urban Meyer, not any policy, practice or activity of club,” the motion reads. Former Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo is reportedly kicking around another option following his allegations against former head coach Urban Meyer.”
Meyer was fired hours after the kicking story was released, with the Jaguars stating that Meyer’s firing was several days in the works.
“I’m in a lunge position. Left leg forward, right leg back,” Lambo told the Tampa Bay Times. “… Urban Meyer, while I’m in that stretch position, comes up to me and says, ‘Hey Dips—, make your f—— kicks!’ And kicks me in the leg.”
Meyer has since denied the claims.
Lambo is attempting to sue for the remainder of his $3.5 million salary for 2021, plus damages for emotional distress.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.