Married NFL coach apologises for viral ‘grinding’ dance floor video

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NFL head coach Urban Mayer says he has apologized to his team and family after a video of a woman performing a provocative dance with him went viral.

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Mr Meyer, who leads the Jacksonville Jaguars, said in a press conference that he had addressed the incident “stupidly” with his players and his “troubled” family.

“I just apologized to the team and staff for distracting me. Just stupid I explained everything that happened and owned it. Just stupid, I shouldn’t be in a situation like that,” he said on Monday.


Married Mr Meyter, who coached Ohio State, said the incident happened when he stayed in Ohio to see his grandchildren after his team’s Thursday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

He said that a group next to him tried to force him to dance with them after going out to dinner when a video of him sitting in a chair with a woman was “grinded”.

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“They wanted me to come and take pictures, and I did,” said Mr Meyer, 57.

“They’re trying to drag me on the dance floor, screwing around, I should have left.”

Mr Meyer, who has been married to his wife Shelley since 1986, was asked if he had apologized to his family.

“Yeah I did. That’s not me. Oh yeah, they were upset,” he said.

Ms Urban tweeted on Friday night that she had stayed home to take care of her grandchildren while her husband had a “worthy” night.

Mayer also said that he had spoken to team owner Shahid Khan, whom he said was “very helpful”.

He said his apology was welcomed by the players for his game against the Tennessee Titans.

“They were good. They were focused on Tennessee,” Mr. Meyer said.

“I apologize again for the distraction. A coach shouldn’t be distracted.”

Meyer won three national championships during his time at the University of Florida and Ohio State University, but struggled to adapt to the NFL, with his team still unable to win four weeks into the season.

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