Josh Lambo reportedly sues Jacksonville Jaguars for more than $3.5 million, alleges Urban Meyer created hostile work environment

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo submitted a claim versus the group on Tuesday, declaring that previous head coach Urban Meyer developed a hostile workplace, and he is looking for more than $3.5 million in lost income and extra damages, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.

The suit in the fourth Judicial Circuit Court in Duval County declares that Lambo’s efficiency suffered after he was verbally and physically abused by Meyer. It likewise declares that Meyer threatened to launch Lambo after Lambo spoke out in his defense which a company striking a worker and threatening to do so once again in retaliation is prohibited in Florida.

When called, the Jaguars described a declaration they launched in December quickly after Lambo’s claims ended up being public: “Jaguars legal counsel indeed acknowledged and responded immediately to the query made by Josh Lambo’s agent Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Counsel offered to speak with Josh, or to assist Josh in speaking with coaching or any other football personnel, if he was comfortable with her sharing the information. Any suggestion otherwise is blatantly false.”

Lambo declared in a Dec. 15 Tampa Bay Times story that Meyer kicked him in the leg while he was extending in warm-ups prior to a practice throughout the week of the last preseason video game. Lambo stated Meyer informed him, “Hey Dips—, make your f—ing kicks!” and after that kicked him in the leg. Lambo defined the kick as a 5 out of 10 and after that informed the paper he informed Meyer: “Don’t you ever f—ing kick me again!” Lambo stated Meyer informed him, “I’m the head ball coach. I’ll kick you whenever the f— I want.”

The suit declares Lambo informed his representative, Richard Irvin, about the event and Irvin alerted the Jaguars’ legal counsel the following day.

Lambo had actually missed out on 2 begins the preseason prior to the event however made both of his basket efforts in the last preseason video game versus Dallas. Lambo missed out on all 3 of his basket efforts in the very first 2 regular-season video games versus Houston and Denver.

Lambo missed out on 2 PATs versus Arizona in Week 3 and Matt Wright worked as the Jaguars’ kicker start in Week 4. He kicked a 54-yard basket with 3:45 staying and a 53-yard basket as time ended to provide the Jaguars a 23-20 success over the Miami Dolphins in London on Oct. 17. That snapped the Jaguars’ 20-game losing streak, which was the second-longest in NFL history.

The Jaguars launched Lambo on Oct. 19.

Per the Times, the suit declares that the physical and spoken abuse affected Lambo’s capability to sleep and perform his task the method he had throughout his previous 6 seasons. Lambo made 81.3% of his basket efforts in 2015-16 with the Chargers however was cut prior to the 2017 season. Lambo signed with the Jaguars in October 2017 and he made 95% of his basket efforts through the 2020 season — consisting of going 12-for-13 from 50 backyards and beyond.

Lambo just played in 4 video games in 2020 prior to being put on hurt reserve with a hip injury. Aldrick Rosas was among 6 kickers the Jaguars utilized in 2020 to change Lambo, and he and Lambo had a training school competitors in 2021 prior to the Jaguars launched Rosas on July 30.

Lambo is still the most precise kicker in Jaguars history (91.6%) and he holds group records for many successive basket (24) and longest basket (59 backyards, connected with Josh Scobee).

Per the Times, the suit states Lambo is looking for a jury trial and wish to be granted back pay from his 2021 income in addition to settlement for psychological tension, damage to his credibility and legal charges. Lambo was set up to make $3.5 million in 2021 and was ensured to get that cash as a vested veteran with more than 4 years of experience. Lambo was to make $4 million in 2022 with the Jaguars.

Lambo made $14,000 as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice team last season after being cut by the Jaguars. The Jaguars fired Meyer quickly prior to 1 a.m. ET on Dec. 16 after simply 13 video games. Owner Shad Khan’s representative launched a declaration to The Associated Press that specified Khan had actually decided to fire Meyer in the hours after the Jaguars’ 20-0 loss at Tennessee on Dec. 12.

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