The Urban Meyer NFL experiment continues to be a messy one.
Former Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo filed a lawsuit against the team on Tuesday, alleging that former head coach Urban Meyer created a hostile work environment, and he is seeking more than $3.5 million in lost salary and additional damages, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.
Lambo claimed late last year that Urban Meyer kicked him.
Former Jaguars Kicker Josh Lambo Speaks On Urban Meyer Kicking Him During Practicehttps://t.co/crQNQpPrvT
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The lawsuit in the 4th Judicial Circuit Court in Duval County alleges that Lambo’s performance suffered after he was verbally and physically abused by Meyer.
Via Tampa Bay Times:
Since Lambo reported the incident to the Jaguars’ legal counsel, his subsequent release violated Florida’s Private Sector Whistle Blower’s Act, the lawsuit claims.
The lawsuit says Lambo verbally reported the incident immediately through his agent, Richard Irvin, who contacted the Jaguars’ legal counsel the day after Meyer kicked him.
Former #Jaguars K Josh Lambo has sued the team, seeking his $3.5M salary for 2021, along with compensation for emotional distress, per @NFLSTROUD. The lawsuit says Lambo’s performance suffered as a result of being kicked and verbally abused by Urban Meyer.https://t.co/kqsK6rBkzd
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Per the Times, the lawsuit says Lambo is seeking a jury trial and would like to be awarded back pay from his 2021 salary as well as compensation for emotional stress, harm to his reputation and legal fees.
Lambo is still the most accurate kicker in Jaguars history (91.6%) and he holds team records for most consecutive field goals (24) and longest field goal (59 yards, tied with Josh Scobee)
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