Former Jacksonville kicker argues verbal and physical abuse impacted player’s ability to do his job
JACKSONVILLE — The former kicker for the jacksonville jaguars, Josh Lambfiled a lawsuit against the club on Tuesday, arguing that the former head coach Urban Meyer created a hostile work environment, and is seeking more than $3.5 million in lost wages and additional damages, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
The lawsuit in the Fourth Circuit Court in Duval County alleges that the performance of Lamborghini suffered after being verbally and physically assaulted by Mayer. He also points out that Mayer threatened to cut Lamborghini after the player spoke up to defend himself and an employer beating up an employee and threatening to do it again is illegal in the state of Florida.
When contacted, Jaguars They referenced a statement issued in December shortly after the allegations of Lamborghini were made public: “The lawyers of the Jaguars are aware of and responded immediately to the request of the attorney for Josh Lamb on August 27, 2021. The lawyers offered to speak with Joshor attend Josh to speak with coaches or any other football personnel, if you agreed to share information. Any suggestion otherwise is false.”
Lamborghini alleged in a Dec. 15 story published by the Tampa Bay Times that Mayer kicked him in the leg while he was stretching during calisthenics before a practice the week of the final preseason game. Lamborghini argues that Mayer He told him, “Hey you piece of sh—, convert your f— kicks!”, and then kicked him in the leg. Lamborghini described the kick as a 5 out of 10, and told the newspaper that he claimed Mayer: “Don’t ever kick me again!” Lamborghini said Mayer He replied, “I’m the head coach. I’ll kick you when the d— I feel like it.”
The lawsuit alleges that Lamborghini told his agent, Richard Irvin, about the incident, and that Irvin notified the attorneys for the Jaguars the next day.
Lamborghini had missed two kicks in the preseason before the incident, but converted both of his field goal attempts in the final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. Lamborghini missed all three of his field goal attempts in the opening two regular-season games, against the Houston Texans Y Denver Broncos.
Lamborghini He missed two field goal attempts against the arizona cardinals at week 3 and Matt Wright served as a kicker for the Jaguars beginning in Week 4. Made a 54-yard field goal with 3:45 left and a 53-yard field goal with time running out to give the Jaguars a 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins in London on October 17. That snapped a 20-game losing streak for the Jaguarsthe second longest in NFL history.
The Jaguars they set free Lamborghini on October 19.
According to the Times, the lawsuit alleges that the physical and verbal abuse impacted the ability of Lamborghini to sleep and carry out his work the same way he had in the previous six campaigns. Lamborghini he converted 81.3 percent of his field goal attempts between 2015 and 2016 with the San Diego Chargersbut was cut before the 2017 season. Lamborghini signed with the Jaguars in October 2017 and made 95 percent of his field goal attempts through the 2020 season, including 12 of 13 from 50 yards or more.
Lamborghini He only played in four games in 2020 before being placed on injured reserve with a hip injury. aldrick roses was one of six kickers employed by the Jaguars in 2020 to take the place of Lamborghiniand he and Lamborghini they had a training camp competition in 2021 before the Jaguars they will cut to roses July 30th.
Lamborghini He remains one of the most accurate kickers in baseball history. Jaguars (91.6 percent) and holds team records for most consecutive field goals (24) and longest field goal (59 yards, tied with Josh Scobe).
According to the Times, the lawsuit states that Lamborghini he is seeking a jury trial, and would like to be awarded his 2021 salary as well as compensation for emotional stress, damage to his reputation and legal costs. Lamborghini He was scheduled to earn $3.5 million in 2021 and was guaranteed to receive that money as a veteran with more than four years of experience. Lamborghini was scheduled to collect $4 million in 2022 with the Jaguars.
Lamborghini He earned $14,000 as a member of the Los Angeles practice squad. Pittsburgh Steelers last season, after being cut by the Jaguars. jacksonville fired Mayer shortly before 1 am ET on Dec. 16, after just 13 games. A spokesperson for the owner Shad Khan issued a statement to The Associated Press noting that khan had made the decision to fire Mayer In the hours after the defeat of the Jaguars 20-0 away against the Tennessee Titansfrom December 12.
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