Former Jaguar kicker Josh Lambo sued his former team for fostering a hostile work environment. He claimed that former head coach Urban Meyer abused the kicker physically and verbally. However, Meyer denied the accusations.
Meyer said that Lambo is lying about the situation. Also, there were eyewitnesses to refute the account. Meyer added that he and General Manager Trent Baalke met with the kicker several times to motivate him. However, Lambo didn’t mention any of the meetings. Meyer said that he was supportive of Lambo when he was with the Jaguars.
According to the lawsuit, Lambo informed the team via his agent. However, the team failed to start an investigation. Also, the team didn’t intervene after the report.
Former Jaguars Kicker Sues the Team
The lawsuit claimed that Meyer started a pattern of harassment. Also, the former coach created a hostile work environment. Lambo claimed Meyer threatened to cut the kicker if he challenged the coach’s authority.
The lawsuit said that Meyer continued to harass Lambo verbally. The abuse affected Lambo’s ability to practice, perform his job, and sleep. In addition, Lambo claimed to have different coaches each season affected his performance during games.
According to pay per head reviews, the Jaguars fired Lambo in October when he missed all three field-goal attempts in the first three weeks. However, Lambo claimed that the missed field goals didn’t result in losses for Jacksonville.
After the team cut Lambo, he suffered from lost wages, bonuses, and other remuneration. Also, he suffered extreme mental and emotional distress.
Lambo is looking to back pay damages. His salary was $3.5 million in the 2021 season. On the other hand, Jacksonville fired Meyer last December after the team won two out of 13 games.