JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan issued a public reprimand of coach City Meyer for Meyer’s conduct over the weekend.
“I’ve addressed this matter with City. Specifics of our dialog can be held in confidence,” Khan mentioned in a press release. “What I’ll say is his conduct final weekend was inexcusable. I respect City’s regret, which I consider is honest. Now, he should regain our belief and respect. That can require a private dedication from City to everybody who helps, represents or performs for our staff. I’m assured he’ll ship.”
Meyer, 57, apologized in a staff assembly on Monday about his actions final Friday, in the future after the Jaguars’ 24-21 loss at Cincinnati.
Meyer didn’t fly again to Jacksonville with the staff after that recreation and as a substitute went to Columbus to go to along with his grandchildren. Meyer mentioned that he and members of the family went to his restaurant — City Meyer’s Pint Home — on Friday night time and that individuals at a close-by occasion requested to take images with him. Meyer mentioned he ought to have left when individuals tried to get him to bounce with them.
A nine-second video exhibiting Meyer sitting along with his again to the bar in an Ohio State pullover whereas a younger girl danced near his lap was posted to social media Saturday night time.
“I simply apologized to the staff and workers for being a distraction,” Meyer mentioned Monday. “Simply silly, and so I defined every little thing that occurred and owned it. Simply silly. Mustn’t have myself in that sort of place.”
Roughly an hour after Meyer’s Monday information convention, one other video emerged on social media that appeared to point out Meyer groping a girl’s backside whereas he was sitting on the bar. The lady seemed to be carrying the identical garments — denims and a white prime — as the girl within the first viral video.
Meyer is in his first 12 months with the Jaguars after main Florida and Ohio State to 3 nationwide titles. The slogan he has chosen for the rebuild of one of many league’s worst franchises is “Personal it,” and he admitted Monday that he is undecided how this incident will impression his management with the staff.
The Jaguars are 0-Four and have misplaced 19 consecutive video games relationship to a victory over the Indianapolis Colts within the 2020 season opener. The Jaguars host Tennessee on Sunday; they’ve misplaced seven of the previous eight conferences with the Titans. A loss to Tennessee would give the Jaguars the second-longest dropping streak in NFL historical past — solely Tampa Bay has an extended dropping streak (26 consecutive losses over the 1976-77 seasons).