Urban Meyer has been on a whirlwind tour of highs and lows over the past few months. The first-year Jacksonville Jaguars head coach experienced a series of major embarrassments both personally and professionally, only to rebound impressively last week and capture his first victory as an NFL head coach.
By now, everyone knows the story. Several weeks ago Meyer was caught on video in a bar getting grinded on by a pretty young blonde woman. His wife did not initially take kindly to it, lashing out on social media. Then even more troublesome footage emerged, showing exactly where Meyer was putting his hand while the woman was grinding on him. Eventually both Meyer’s wife and daughter would speak out, attempting to put the matter to rest.
Coincidentally, as soon as Meyer’s wife and daughter came out in support of him – he ended up winning his first ever game as the Jaguars’ head coach. It wasn’t pretty, but he guided Jacksonville to a win over the Miami Dolphins that ultimately snapped a 20-game losing streak for the franchise.
Everything seemed to be looking up – only for another group of salacious allegations to emerge. Claims were made regarding a series of inappropriate text messages and a third, even more troubling, video. It remains to be seen what will come of those accusations.
In the meantime, Meyer’s troubles have led to him becoming the butt of jokes for folks celebrating Halloween. One costume in particular went viral over the weekend. The photos speak for themselves:
It will be interesting to see where things go from here for Meyer. Will new tawdry allegations regarding his purported sins, past and present, continue to come out? Or will everyone move on in a way that allows him to starting regaining some credibility?
For weeks there were stories about how Meyer had lost the locker room and how ownership was turning on him. Jacksonville’s first win of the season paused those tales. If the victories keep coming, they’ll likely drown out all the other noise.
Yikes Tony Romo.https://t.co/EfsWqCySRJ
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 25, 2021
If they don’t – Meyer’s off-the-field issues may once again take center stage in the headlines.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.