UPDATED 10/7, 3:17 p.m. ET: Urban Meyer’s wife, Shelley, tweeted that she’s leaving the platform because of the “hate, vitriol, slander, trash.” She also appeared to address her husband, writing “we all make mistakes,” and “we are all sinners.”
UPDATED 10/4, 11:11 a.m. ET: Urban Meyer said he apologized to his team for the distraction that his actions caused, adding that it was “stupid” and he “should have left” the event.
Also on Monday, new video emerged from Meyer’s night on the town.
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Urban Meyer is once again trending for all the wrong reasons.
The Jaguars new head coach was apparently spotted at his Pint House in Short North, Ohio, where he was getting loose among a large crowd of patrons. Video shows Meyer sitting down next to the bar while a woman dances and grinds up against him. Of course, this type of behavior is expected at any establishment with loud music and alcohol, but many Twitter users were quick to point out that the lady in the video was not Shelley Meyer—the head coach’s wife of 35 years.
Though it is unclear when it took place, photos and videos of the outing began circulating on Saturday afternoon. The Rooster’s D.J. Byrnes was one of the first to share the footage on Twitter: “Hearing reports that @CoachUrbanMeyer is on his sixth G Breezy margarita at his Pint House in Dublin absolutely despondent and muttering to himself about missing Rutgers on the schedule😔😔😔😔 ,” he captioned the clip. “We miss you, coach!”
Subsequent tweets included clearer photos of the man seen in the viral video; and there’s no doubt the man is Meyer. Keen-eyed Twitter users noted he was wearing a sweatshirt from Ohio State, where he served as head coach from 2012 to 2018.
As if Meyer needed any more problems. The 57-year-old is catching considerable heat over Jacksonville’s 0-4 start to the season. Meyer spoke about his team’s “heartbreaking” losing streak after the Jaguars’ devastating loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, which marked their 19th consecutive loss.
“I’ve said this from Day 1: The core of this team has good players,” he said, as reported by ESPN. “We’re getting better each week. It’s sickening we couldn’t win that game. I’m not wrong about the guys in that room … That’s a heartbroken locker room. We’ve got to get them back.”
You can check out some of the reaction’s to Meyer’s scandalous video below.