Jaguars coach Urban Meyer apologizes to team and family after video of him at Ohio bar goes viral

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer apologized to the team and his family on Monday for video footage and photos that went viral on Sunday that appeared to show a woman dancing alongside the former Ohio State coach at a Columbus, Ohio-area bar.  Meyer said in a Monday press conference:  “I just apologized to the team and the staff for being a distraction. It was stupid. So I explained everything that happened and owned it. It was stupid to…I should not have myself in that kind of position.”

Meyer said that he originally stayed back in Ohio to see his grandkids following Thursday’s 24-21 loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati, and that the incident occurred while at dinner one night as a nearby group asked to take a picture with him.  Said Meyer: “I stayed to see the grandkids and we all went to dinner that night at a restaurant There was a big group next to [us] and they wanted me to come over and take pictures and I did. They were trying to pull me out on the dance floor screwing around and I should have left.”

Despite the distraction caused by the video, Meyer said the team will be focused as pressure increases with Jacksonville currently on a 19-game losing streak.  The Jaguars will head to Tennessee next weekend to face the Titans, seeking their first win of the season.

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