Urban Meyer is up to his old ways.
The Jaguars head coach doesn’t seem to be easing his way into NFL offseason schedules as the league fined the team $200,000 on Thursday for organized team activities violations.
Meyer earned himself a $100,000 fine, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
49ers were fined $100,000 and Kyle Shanahan $50,000.
Jaguars were fined $200,000 and Urban Meyer $100,000.
Cowboys were fined $100,000 and Mike McCarthy $50,000.
Per sources. https://t.co/MVnrPAWmD2
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 1, 2021
John Reid of the Florida Times Union added specifics: The Jaguars were fined for violating non-contact rules during the team’s OTA period:
Source confirms Jaguars will be fined for violating non contact rule during OTAs
— John Reid (@JohnReid64) July 1, 2021
Meyer, who had several controversies on his collegiate coaching resume, is entering his first season with the Jaguars.
Most infamously, Meyer retired from Ohio State in 2019 in the wake of a cover-up of a 2015 domestic abuse incident involving former assistant Zach Smith. Ohio State suspended Meyer for the first three games of the 2018 season for his role in the cover-up.
Earlier this offseason, he caught heat after hiring former Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle, who had been accused of using racial epithets during his time with the Hawkeyes.
Doyle, who was hired as Jacksonville’s director of sports performance, resigned a day after being named to the position in February.
Training camp hasn’t even started yet, Urban.