Urban Meyer points apology in aftermath of viral video


2021-10-04 16:21:10 GMT+00:00 – Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer issued an apology Monday within the aftermath of a viral video that confirmed the married 57-year-old in shut quarters with a younger lady in a bar over the weekend.

The incident occurred Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, the place Meyer was the pinnacle coach at Ohio State from 2012-18.

“I just apologized to the team and staff for being a distraction,” he stated. “It was stupid. So I explained everything that happened, owned it. It’s stupid … I should not have myself in that kind of position.”

Meyer didn’t fly again with the workforce after Thursday night time’s loss in Cincinnati.

“I stayed to see the grandkids and we all went to dinner that night,” Meyer stated. “There was a big group next to our restaurant. They wanted me to come over and take pictures, and I did. They were trying to pull me out on the dance floor screwing around and I should have left.”

The video confirmed Meyer sitting on a barstool together with his fingers on the lady who was dancing on him. By some studies, the video was seen greater than 750,000 occasions whereas spawning numerous memes.

Meyer stated he spoke to workforce leaders one-on-one in addition to the workforce at giant.

“They’re good, they’re focused on Tennessee. I apologized again for being a distraction. And a coach should not be a distraction,” Meyer stated.

Meyer acknowledged that his household is “upset.” He and his spouse, Shelley, have three kids and two grandchildren.

He additionally talked to Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan.

“Very supportive,” Meyer stated of their chat. “In fact I talked to him at length right when I got that phone call that night.”

Meyer is off to an 0-4 begin in his NFL debut season. The Jaguars will host the Tennessee Titans (2-2) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

FILE PHOTO-Sep 19, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer reacts against the Denver Broncos at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports