Former Jaguars coach Urban Meyer appeared Monday in an interview on OutKick’s Don’t @ Me with Dan Dakich, where he finally opened up about an accusation made by the team’s former kicker, Josh Lambo.
Back in December, Lambo said that Meyer referred to him by vulgar names and kicked him during a warmup.
“I’m in a lunge position. Left leg forward, right leg back,” Lambo said. “… Urban Meyer, while I’m in that stretch position, comes up to me and says, ‘Hey Dips–t, make your f–king kicks!’ And kicks me in the leg.”
“When you come out and say a player was kicked, that’s not true,” Meyer told Dakich, who then specifically asked if he had “kicked the kicker.”
“I certainly did not,” Meyer responded. “To kick someone? Come on. I’ve done this 37 years. Kick a player? The other players came up to me and said, ‘We saw the whole thing.’”
In the Tampa Bay Times interview, Lambo called it a five out of ten kick.
“It certainly wasn’t as hard as he could’ve done it, but it certainly wasn’t a love tap,” Lambo said. “Truthfully, I’d register it as a five (out of 10). 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–king kick me again!’ And his response was, ‘I’m the head ball coach, I’ll kick you whenever the f–k I want.’”
Meyer’s short stint in the NFL ended with a 2-11 overall record. He may never get another shot again.
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