The Jacksonville Jaguars fired former coach City Meyer for trigger, sources advised ESPN on Saturday, with the intention of not paying him the remaining 4 years of his contract.
A supply inside the group stated the Jaguars’ causes for withholding the remaining ensures should not tied to 1 particular incident — however relatively a cumulation of instances that Jacksonville’s officers imagine justified the firing.
It’s not uncommon for conditions like these — involving negated ensures — to later be negotiated by the 2 sides to keep away from a protracted authorized state of affairs. Will probably be as much as the legal professionals concerned in any negotiation between the Jaguars and Meyer to attempt to determine if they’ll resolve the state of affairs.
A spokesperson for Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan told The Associated Press on Friday night that the choice to maneuver on from Meyer was made after Jacksonville’s 20-0 loss at Tennessee on Sunday. A dialog Khan and Meyer had within the locker room after that shutout — Meyer had few solutions for the staff’s woes or how he deliberate to repair them — sealed a choice Khan had been mulling for weeks.
The one purpose the ultimate announcement of the choice was delayed was due to different deliberate occasions, the spokesperson advised the AP, and had nothing to do with former Jacksonville kicker Josh Lambo‘s accusation within the Tampa Bay Instances that Meyer kicked him throughout an August observe. Lambo’s story got here out hours earlier than the Jaguars introduced Meyer’s firing.
Meyer’s 11-month tenure additionally included controversial viral movies displaying the previous coach appearing inappropriately with a lady at a restaurant/bar in Ohio after he stayed behind following a recreation in opposition to Cincinnati.