Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer remains in hot water after one video went viral over the weekend showing the married Meyer sitting at a bar in Columbus as a young woman danced close to his lap and, later, a second video seemed to show him groping a woman’s bottom at the same establishment.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan released a statement earlier on Tuesday that said Meyer “must regain our trust and respect.” As Chase Goodbread noted for the NFL’s website, Meyer vowed to do just that during his weekly radio appearance on Jacksonville’s 1010 XL/92.5 FM.
“The fact that I became a distraction, I got to earn [the players’] trust back from it,” Meyer explained during the segment, per John Reid of The Florida Times-Union. “I know we have incredible leaders, but this one is on me to go out and coach my very best, give them everything possible that I can do to help have success.”
Meyer added that conversations with Khan about the controversy have been “horrible.”
Hours before Meyer spoke, NFL insider Michael Silver tweeted a thread that suggested the coach’s relationships with his players might already be damaged beyond repair: