Urban Meyer surprised by bar photos, video of dancing woman: 2021 NFL news, Jacksonville Jaguars results
A married coach has apologized after being filmed in a compromising position with a woman at a bar after a game.
NFL coach Urban Meyer has apologized after a viral video was released showing him dancing with a woman in a bar after his team’s winless loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last week.
A grim Meyer – who coaches the Jacksonville Jaguars – told reporters he apologized to his players and staff for being a “distraction” after the video and photos shared on social media at following the Jaguars’ 24-21 loss to Cincinnati on Friday (AEDT).
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“I just apologized to the team and staff for being a distraction. Stupid, ”Meyer said.
“I explained everything that happened and I recognized it. Just stupid. I shouldn’t have found myself in this kind of position, ”added the 57-year-old.
A video widely shared on social media shows a woman dancing near Meyer as he sits on a bar stool.
Meyer suggested he responded to requests for selfies.
“They wanted me to come and take pictures, and I did,” Meyer said. “They’re trying to pull me onto the dance floor, messing around, I should have left.”
Meyer, who is married, said he apologized to his family for the incident. “Of course I did,” Meyer said. “It’s not me. They were upset.”
Meyer, who said he also spoke to Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, said the players have accepted his apology and are looking forward to this week’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
“They were good. They were focused on Tennessee,” Meyer said. “I apologized again for being a distraction. A coach shouldn’t be a distraction.
Meyer joined the Jaguars this year after a successful and controversial career in American college football, which saw him win three national championships in 2006, 2008 and 2014.
However, he’s struggled to make an impact so far in Jacksonville, with the team going 0-4 to start the season.