According to the report from Stroud, former Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo accused Meyer of kicking him while he was stretching with his teammates. This alleged incident occurred during the final week of the preseason.
During an appearance on
The details on Urban Meyer's final days as Jaguars head coach are FASCINATING — Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) told us what he was dealing with behind the scenes before his story with the Josh Lambo news dropped last week:#NFLpic.twitter.com/mg2efYWyjp
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) December 20, 2021
">The Rich Eisen Show this Monday, Stroud explained how he got to the bottom of this situation. Believe it or not, he claims Meyer's legal team threatened him before he published the story.
"When I did the story, they were in crisis mode in Jacksonville,” Stroud said. “I had a lot of conversations with them. They begged me to hold the story till 4 o’clock. I got a statement from their legal counsel first. I got a threatening letter from [Meyer’s] attorney about publishing the story without certain information. We waited for their statement."
Stroud said the Jaguars wanted him to speak with a few players, but their request was just as baffling as the original story.
"They wanted to offer up a couple players, but only off the record, to corroborate not that he didn’t kick [Lambo], but the degree of which he kicked him," Stroud told Eisen.
What makes this situation so bizarre is that Jacksonville allegedly knew about this accident when it first occurred in August. If that's true, the front office just decided to sweep it under the rug.
Although the Meyer experiment has come to an end in Jacksonville, it's clear that it'll take a while for the Jaguars to completely move on from this era.