Shad Khan issues a statement on recent videos of Urban Meyer

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In a week where the Jacksonville Jaguars need to be focusing on their biggest rivals in the Tennessee Titans, off-the-field issues seem to be getting in the way of that. Even more specifically, the off-the-field actions of Jags coach Urban Meyer.

With a video surfacing of Meyer being danced on by an unknown woman and him appearing to touch her below the waist in a second video, many have started to question how Jags ownership would react. That’s especially the case after Meyer told the media that the situation was a simple matter of some people trying to get him on the dance floor, which doesn’t perfectly add up with the videos.

Now, with many eyes on the organization, owner Shad Khan has released a statement, and for now, it appears he will continue forward with Meyer though the Jags head man did say that the first-year coach would have to regain his trust and respect.

I have addressed this matter with Urban. Specifics of our conversation will be held in confidence. What I will say is his conduct last weekend 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.

The Jags’ game against the Titans will take place at TIAA Bank Field at 1 pm EST on Sunday, and the following statement makes it sound as though a lot is hinging on it. Simply put, if the Jags can win they wouldn’t be out of postseason contention when looking at the play of the division, which would make it easier for Khan to move on with Meyer despite him not being truthful to the public.

Regardless of what happens after Sunday’s game, though, it’s clear that the thing many fans feared, which is Meyer being a distraction, is unfolding before our eyes. And now, Khan’s questionable decision to hire a questionable fit for the NFL and his organization is turning out to be an issue on a month-to-month basis.