The 2021 NFL season got off to a rocky start.
COVID procedures and anti-American anthem protests brought unwanted attention to the league.
Now one head coach’s career could be over after an embarrassing sex scandal.
The NFL has seen good ratings in the first month of the season partly because COVID madness and political protests have been put on the back burner.
Fans are eager to see football without the political distractions.
But Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer could already be on the hot seat after a humiliating off-the-field incident.
Meyer, who’s making his NFL debut after an extremely successful career as a college head coach, was recorded cozying up to a woman at a bar that was not his wife.
Is this why Urban Meyer is trending? 😳 pic.twitter.com/nFg8kUFVli
— Dude In Texas™️ (@ChiefSVP) October 3, 2021
Some suggested that Meyer was ignoring the woman, but other photos and videos paint a different picture.
🚨 We have an alternate angle showing Urban completed the process of the catch pic.twitter.com/fWs5ggWLBz
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 4, 2021
Making matters worse for Meyer, he didn’t fly back with his team after a heartbreaking loss to the Cincinnati Bengals; Meyer stayed in Ohio and decided to blow off steam in Columbus where he won a national championship as the head coach of the Ohio State* Buckeyes.
College coaches who elevate directly to the NFL often get heavily scrutinized by the professional players, and according to reports, Meyer was already on thin ice with the players.
2) Players were particularly put off by the fact that Meyer canceled Monday’s team meeting, as he dealt with the uproar over the videos of him and a young woman getting cozy in that Ohio bar. ‘He even canceled the team meeting. He was too scared,’ a player said.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) October 5, 2021
Meyer drew criticism prior to this incident for giving Tim Tebow a tryout at tight end even though he had been out of professional football for years and never really played the position.
This scandal won’t help his standing in the locker room.
Meyer apologized and team owner Shad Khan appears to have accepted his apology.
Khan said in a statement:
“I have addressed this matter with Urban. Specifics of our conversation will be held in confidence. What I will say is his conduct last week was inexcusable. I appreciate Urban’s remorse, which I believe is sincere. Now, he must regain our trust and respect. That will require a personal commitment from Urban to everyone who supports, represents or plays for our team. I am confident he will deliver.”
Many in the sports media hold a grudge against Meyer for his handling of a domestic abuse incident involving an assistant coach on his staff.
They certainly will not let this scandal get swept under the rug.