By MARK LONG, AP Professional Soccer Author
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach City Meyer apologized to his household, his staff and proprietor Shad Khan for “being a distraction” after a video surfaced over the weekend displaying a younger girl dancing near his lap.
Meyer referred to as a staff assembly Monday and vowed to “personal it,” the motto he makes use of every day and has plastered throughout the Jaguars facility.
“I simply apologized to the staff and workers for being a distraction,” Meyer stated. “Simply silly and so I defined every part that occurred and owned it. Simply silly. Shouldn’t have myself in that form of place.”
Meyer did not fly again along with his staff following Jacksonville’s 24-21 loss at Cincinnati on Thursday evening. He remained in Ohio to see members of the family and went to dinner Friday at his restaurant/bar in Columbus, City Meyer’s Pint Home.
“I stayed to see the grandkids and all of us went to the dinner that evening,” he stated. “There was an enormous group subsequent our restaurant and so they needed me to come back over and take photos, and I did. They had been making an attempt to drag me out on the dance ground, screwing round, and I ought to have left.”
The 9-second video of Meyer and the girl went viral Saturday evening.
“I’ve at all times been so defensive of (my gamers),” he stated. “I bear in mind when (rookie quarterback) Trevor (Lawrence) advised me he was going to go to Vegas for his bachelor social gathering. I used to be identical to, ’My gosh, man, watch out and encompass your self as a result of I’ve seen this occur.’
“The staff, I spoke to a bunch of leaders one on one, spoke to all of the gamers. They’re good. They’re targeted on Tennessee. I apologized once more for being a distraction. A coach shouldn’t be a distraction.”
Meyer stated he additionally apologized to his household.
“Yeah, yeah, after all I did,” he stated. “That’s not me. Oh, yeah, they’re upset.”
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