A Florida decide has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former NFL kicker Josh Lambo towards the Jacksonville Jaguars during which he sought again pay and damages for emotional misery allegedly inflicted by the workforce’s former head coach City Meyer, whom he accused of making a “hostile work environment.”
The lawsuit, filed in Could within the Fourth Judicial Circuit Courtroom in Duval County, was dismissed with out prejudice by Judge G.L. Feltel Jr. on November 8, based on courtroom information.
Lambo was given 21 days to file an amended criticism. Lambo’s lawyer, Betsy Brown, informed CNN her consumer intends to take action.
The decide tossed the case after the Jaguars filed a movement in July to dismiss the lawsuit, contending Lambo “is not a whistleblower or a victim of retaliation,” as he argued within the criticism.
The Jaguars mentioned Lambo admitted within the criticism that the membership “separated his employment due to his unsatisfactory performance on the football field.”
The workforce claimed that whereas Lambo’s swimsuit alleged wrongdoing on Meyer’s half, it failed “to show Meyer’s actions were committed within the scope of his employment or ratified by the team.”
Additional, the workforce argued the alleged conduct Lambo complained about was not protected exercise underneath the Florida Whistleblower Act.
CNN has reached out to the Jaguars for remark.
Within the lawsuit, Lambo mentioned that in a apply in August 2021, Meyer “kicked him in the leg, and used profanity to insult (him) and warn him to make his kicks. Specifically, (Meyer) allegedly screamed at (Lambo), ‘Hey Dips**t, make your f**king kicks!’”
Lambo responded to Meyer, telling the coach, “‘Don’t you ever f**king kick me again!’ [Meyer] responded, “I’m the head ball coach, I’ll kick you whenever the f**k I want,’” based on the lawsuit
Meyer denied Lambo’s allegations to the Tampa Bay Occasions in December.
“Josh’s characterization of me and this incident is completely inaccurate, and there are eyewitnesses to refute his account,” Meyer informed the paper. “(General manager) Trent (Baalke) and I met with him on multiple occasions to encourage his performance, and this was never brought up. I was fully supportive of Josh during his time with the team and wish him nothing but the best.”
The lawsuit alleged Lambo knowledgeable the Jaguars in regards to the incident by means of his agent, Richard Irvin, however the workforce “did not initiate an investigation” nor “intervene in the close working conditions” between the 2.
The Jaguars reduce Lambo in October after the kicker missed all three of his field-goal makes an attempt within the first three weeks of the 2021 season. Lambo’s lawsuit mentioned his missed area targets “did not cause any losses for the Jaguars.”
In accordance with the lawsuit, Lambo claimed his launch violated the Florida Non-public Sector Whistle-blower’s Act “concerning assault, battery, and workplace violence in furtherance of an employer’s interest.”
After he was reduce, the lawsuit alleged, Lambo “suffered professional ramifications including lost wages, benefits and other remuneration, as well as extreme emotional and mental distress because of the harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation” by the Jaguars.
The Jaguars fired Meyer in December 2021 after 13 video games (2-11) in his first NFL teaching season.