Oct 1, 2021
Jacksonville Jaguars Coach Urban Meyer Press Conference Transcript: Apologizes for Comprising Viral Video
Jacksonville Jaguars Coach Urban Meyer held a press conference on October 1, 2021 to apologize for videos and photos of him shown dancing at a bar. Read the transcript of the speech here.
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Speaker 1: (00:00)
Urban Meyer: (00:01)
Yeah. I just apologized to the team and staff and for being a distraction, just stupid. I explained everything that happened and owned it. Just stupid. Should not have myself in that kind of position.
Speaker 3: (00:18)
Urban, did you fly back with the team, or did you stay in [crosstalk 00:00:22]
Urban Meyer: (00:21)
No, I stayed to see the grandkids and we all went to dinner that night at the restaurant, and then there’s a big group next to our restaurant 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.
Speaker 4: (00:39)
How did the team react? I mean, they’re probably pretty reactionary. How did they take it, your apology?
Urban Meyer: (00:47)
Well, I’ve always been so defensive of them. I remember when Trevor told me he was going to go to Vegas for his bachelor party. I mean, I was just, “My gosh, man, be careful and surround yourself and …” because I’ve seen this happen. The team, I spoke to a bunch of leaders, one on one, spoke to all the players. They’re good. They were focused on Tennessee. I apologized again for being a distraction. A coach should not be a distraction.
Speaker 5: (01:19)
How about your family? Did you feel a need to apologize to your family?
Urban Meyer: (01:23)
Oh, yeah. Yeah, of course I did. Yeah, that’s not me. Oh, yeah, they’re upset.
Speaker 6: (01:31)
Have you talked to Shahid Khan about it and what was that conversation like?
Urban Meyer: (01:35)
I did talk to Shahid and very supportive. Trent, I talked to him obviously at length right when I got that phone call that night, the next night. This is after-