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    Urban Meyer Has Zero Credibility with Jaguars After Viral Bar Video, Player Says – Bleacher Report

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    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban
    Meyer is reportedly in danger of losing the locker room’s support
    after a viral video posted over the weekend showed a woman
    dancing on him in an Ohio bar.

    Michael Silver of NFL Network
    reported Tuesday the situation has reached a “crisis point” after Meyer canceled a team meeting Monday amid the
    backlash. One player reportedly said the coach was “too scared” to
    face the entire squad and instead apologized in meetings with position
    groups.

    “He has zero credibility in that
    stadium,” a Jags player told Silver. “He had very little to begin
    with.”

    Jaguars owner Shad Khan
    released a statement that said Meyer’s conduct was “inexcusable” and noted the coach would need to “regain” the team’s trust:

    Jacksonville Jaguars @Jaguars

    <a href=”https://t.co/5xDtupdi7B”>pic.twitter.com/5xDtupdi7B</a>


    Jacksonville executives held two days
    of closed-door meetings about the coach’s status following the
    release of the video, per Michael Lombardi of The Daily Coach.

    Meyer was hired in January after a
    two-year hiatus from coaching. He previously spent over 30 years at the
    college level, including time as head coach at Bowling Green, Utah,
    Florida and Ohio State. He won three national championships, two with
    the Gators and one with the Buckeyes.

    His arrival, with the Jags’
    selection of quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick
    in the 2021 NFL draft, provided hope the franchise was trending toward
    a significant turnaround after going 1-15 last year. Instead, they’re
    0-4 and now dealing with the drama surrounding Meyer.

    The 57-year-old Ohio native, who’s
    married with three children, said in his Monday press conference he
    didn’t travel with the team after Thursday’s loss to the Cincinnati
    Bengals. He remained behind to spend time with his grandchildren.

    He explained the family went out for
    dinner when another group recognized him. They asked him to take
    pictures and urged him to join them on the dance floor. He conceded
    it was the wrong decision to remain at the establishment.

    Meyer said he apologized to his family,
    the Jaguars players and coaching staff and to Khan:

    Ari Meirov @MySportsUpdate

    Here’s <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jaguars?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Jaguars</a> HC Urban Meyer apologizing for what happened over the weekend. Meyer didn’t travel back with the team after the game and stayed in Ohio. Full explanation:<a href=”https://t.co/X8plCNWbiQ”>pic.twitter.com/X8plCNWbiQ</a>

    Benjamin Allbright of KOA Colorado
    reported the Jags are planning to keep Meyer “for now,” but they’ve discussed contingency plans should they need an in-season
    replacement.

    Jacksonville returns to action Sunday
    to host the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field. Then the team is
    scheduled for a trip to London to face the Miami Dolphins in Week 6.

    The Jaguars have a bye in Week 7.   

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