A Duval County judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Jacksonville Jaguars by the team’s former kicker Josh Lambo, according to court records.
Lambo filed the lawsuit in May, about seven months after he was released by the team in October 2021. In July, the Jaguars filed a motion to dismiss which was granted by Judge G.L. Feltel Jr. last week. Lambo was given 21 days to file an amended complaint, and according to ESPN and the Associated Press, his attorney Betsy Brown says he plans to do so.
The former Jaguars kicker, who was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad Tuesday, told the Tampa Bay Times last year that he was kicked by former coach Urban Meyer in August 2021.
“I’m in a lunge position. Left leg forward, right leg back,” Lambo said to Stroud. “… Urban Meyer, while I’m in that stretch position, comes up to me and says, ‘Hey Dips–t, make your f–king kicks!’ And kicks me in the leg.
“It certainly wasn’t as hard as he could’ve done it, but it certainly wasn’t a love tap. Truthfully, I’d register it as a five (out of 10). Which in the workplace, I don’t care if it’s football or not, the boss can’t strike an employee. And for a second, I couldn’t believe it actually happened. Pardon my vulgarity, I said, ‘Don’t you ever f–king kick me again!’ And his response was, ‘I’m the head ball coach, I’ll kick you whenever the f–k I want.’”
Lambo alleged in his lawsuit that the incident “initiated a pattern of harassment” from Meyer that happened regularly and affected his performance on the field. He also alleged that his release from the team was due to his complaints about Meyer’s conduct, violating the Florida Private Sector Whistle-blower’s Act.
In the Jaguars’ motion to dismiss, the team wrote that Lambo was released due to his “obvious and extreme decline in on-field performance” and the team’s comfort in his replacement Matthew Wright.
Lambo joined the Jaguars in 2017 and made 76 of his 80 field goal attempts over his first four seasons with the team, including all but one of his 13 tries from at least 50 yards. He was 0-for-3 on field goals and 5-for-7 on extra points in 2020 when he was released.