After City Meyer was caught in a compromising state of affairs at an Ohio restaurant earlier this month, one of many first individuals he talked to was Tim Tebow. Not solely have the 2 recognized one another for greater than 15 years, however they’re additionally neighbors in Jacksonville, so it isn’t too shocking to listen to that the Jaguars coach ended up having a dialog with Tebow within the aftermath of his embarrassing incident.
Throughout a latest interview with ESPN’s “First Take,” Tebow revealed that he supplied some recommendation to Meyer throughout their dialog.
“It is a very disappointing, irritating and truthfully heartbreaking state of affairs,” Tebow mentioned. “My recommendation to him was to apologize, to confess it, to study from it and to by no means, by no means repeat it.”
Meyer clearly took Tebow’s recommendation, as a result of he ended up apologizing a number of occasions. After a half-hearted apology on Oct. 4, the place he did not apologize in entrance of your complete workforce, Meyer got here out two days later and mentioned he apologized to everybody within the group for being a distraction.
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“I had a really pointed dialog with [the team] proudly owning the silly mistake that I made,” Meyer mentioned on Oct. 6. “A job of a coach is No. 1: the well being and security of a participant; No. 2: motivating them and bringing out the greatness in them; No. 3: give them all the pieces potential to achieve success and get the heck out of the best way. I apologize for this distraction.”
Though Meyer has sounded remorseful throughout his public interviews, plainly he sounded much more remorseful throughout his dialog with Tebow.
“Coach shared with me that this was one of many hardest occasions of his life. He apologized, however he did not must apologize to me,” Tebow mentioned. “I do know this has weighed so heavy on his coronary heart. He’s hurting. I do assume, for among the guys, he must earn again their belief and respect.”
Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan made the some level in his assertion concerning the state of affairs, that Meyer goes to should earn again the workforce’s belief and respect.
“I admire City’s regret, which I consider is honest,” Khan wrote. “Now, he should regain our belief and respect. That can require a private dedication from City to everybody who helps, represents or performs for our workforce. I’m assured he’ll ship.”
Tebow additionally identified that Meyer goes to have earn again the belief and respect of his household.
“This isn’t one thing that I feel anyone in his household takes evenly,” Tebow mentioned. “It is a very critical state of affairs, a really disappointing state of affairs, however I additionally know that coach is not taking it evenly, and he is aware of what a giant deal that is, how disappointing it’s to so many individuals, and I consider that he needs to make amends, which could be very laborious and it takes some time. That is the factor a few status, it takes a lifetime to construct and a second to lose.”
Meyer and Tebow have an extended historical past collectively. The 57-year-old Meyer coached Tebow for 4 seasons at Florida (2006-09) and through that point, not solely did Tebow take residence a Heisman Trophy, however the duo additionally received two nationwide titles. Extra lately, the 34-year-old Tebow signed a contract with the Jaguars this offseason and went to coaching camp with the workforce earlier than being launched in mid-August.