Kicker Josh Lambo has filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars seeking his $3.5 million salary for 2021, plus damages for emotional distress. The lawsuit says Lambo's performance suffered as a result of being kicked and verbally abused by then-head coach Urban Meyer. In fact, The lawsuit, filed in the 4th Judicial Circuit Court in Duval County on Tuesday, claims Meyer and the Jaguars created a hostile work environment.
Lambo is seeking a jury trial and hopes to be awarded a judgement for back pay owed from his 2021 salary ($3.5 million) with interest as well as «compensation for any special damages sustained as emotional stress and reputational harm and litigation fees,» among other costs.
Lambo, the fourth-most accurate kicker in NFL history, missed a field-goal attempt in each of Jacksonville's first two preseason games. In a practice before the final exhibition game at Dallas in August, Lambo says he was stretching when Meyer approached him, kicked him in the leg and said, «Hey (expletive), make your (expletive) kicks!» Lambo alleges that he told Meyer to never do that again. Meyer allegedly responded, «I'm the head ball coach, I'll kick you whenever the fuck I want.»