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Jacksonville Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan says head coach City Meyer should ‘regain our belief’ after ‘inexcusable’ video


Footage of Meyer sitting on a stool at a bar in Columbus, Ohio, as a girl danced near his lap went viral on the weekend earlier than one other clip emerged of the married 57-year-old showing to the touch the ladies’s backside on the identical evening.

“I’ve addressed this matter with City. Specifics of our dialog will likely be held in confidence,” Khan mentioned in an announcement.

“What I’ll say is his conduct final weekend was inexcusable. I respect City’s regret, which I consider is honest. Now, he should regain our belief and respect.

“That may require a private dedication from City to everybody who helps, represents or performs for our workforce. I’m assured he’ll ship.”

After the video was shared on-line, Meyer admitted he acted “silly” and apologized to his workforce for being an unwelcome distraction to preparations.

He additionally acknowledged his household was left “upset” by the state of affairs.

“I simply apologized to the workforce and employees for being a distraction,” Meyer advised reporters on Monday.

“It was silly. So I defined the whole lot that occurred, owned it. It is silly. I shouldn’t have myself in that sort of place.”

Meyer has guided the workforce to an 0-4 begin in his NFL debut season and didn’t fly again with the Jaguars after Thursday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

“I stayed to see the grandkids and all of us went to dinner that evening,” he defined.

“There was a giant group subsequent to our restaurant. They needed me to return over and take photos, and I did.

“They had been making an attempt to tug me out on the dance flooring screwing round and I ought to have left.”

The Jaguars face the Tennessee Titans of their subsequent recreation on Sunday.

Meyer’s final head teaching job was with Ohio State, from 2012-2018. He helped steer the workforce to a nationwide title in 2014. He additionally gained two nationwide championships when he was head coach of the Florida Gators, in 2006 and 2008.

After stepping down as head coach at Ohio State, Meyer was a studio analyst for Fox Sports activities.

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