- Kicker Josh Lambo has filed a $3.5 million lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- Lambo claims he suffered emotional distress after getting kicked by head coach Urban Meyer during practice.
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Former NFL kicker Josh Lambo has filed suit against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Lambo is suing the Jags and is seeking $3.5 million because he suffered verbal and physical abuse from then-coach Urban Meyer.
Kicker Josh Lambo sues Jaguars, claiming Urban Meyer created a hostile work environment https://t.co/8bfNUW97RH
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) May 10, 2022
Via Tampa Bay Times
Kicker Josh Lambo has filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars seeking his $3.5 million salary for 2021, plus damages for emotional distress. The lawsuit says Lambo’s performance suffered as a result of being kicked and verbally abused by then-head coach Urban Meyer.
The lawsuit, filed in the 4th Judicial Circuit Court in Duval County on Tuesday, claims Meyer and the Jaguars created a hostile work environment. 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.
Lambo claims that Meyer’s alleged abuse has negatively affected his NFL career.
The lawsuit claims the incident affected Lambo’s ability to sleep, practice and perform his job the way he had during his seven NFL seasons.
“Mr. Meyer’s hostility had the intended effect on Mr. Lambo, resulting in Mr. Lambo uncharacteristically missing difficult and long kicks from the ranges of fifty-five yards, fifty-two yards and fifty-eight yards,” according to the lawsuit.
Lambo was released by the Jaguars on Oct. 19.
Meyer denied Lambo’s accusations in a statement back in December.
“Josh’s characterization of me and this incident is completely inaccurate, and there are eyewitnesses to refute his account,” “(General manager) Trent (Baalke) and I met with him on multiple occasions to encourage his performance, and this was never brought up. I was fully supportive of Josh during his time with the team and wish him nothing but the best.”