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Former NFL player sues team for over $3.5m after alleged abuse from coach

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A Former Jacksonville Jaguars Kicker is suing his NFL team claiming his former coach consistently created a “hostile work environment”

Josh Lambo alleges head coach Urban Meyer “kicked him in the leg and used profanity to insult and warn him to make his kicks” during a pre-game practice last year.

Lambo claims the coach screamed, “hey dipshit make your fucking kicks” while kicking him. Lambo then replied, “don’t ever kick me again.” 

Coach Meyer responded, “I’m the head ball coach, I’ll kick you whenever I want.”

Meyer also claims Meyer conducted and “initiated a pattern of harassment, and created a hostile work environment.” 

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The former NFL player claims he told the team about the incident, through his agent, but an investigation was never launched.

Now, Lambo has filed the lawsuit in a Florida Court seeking back pay of his 3.5 million dollar salary for 2021, plus damages for emotional distress.

Coach Meyer has denied the claims and says they’re “inaccurate” and there are eyewitnesses to prove it.

Urban Meyer, Head Coach Jaguars

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Cody Simpson eyes off Commonwealth Games spot

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Australian pop star Cody Simpson closing in on spot at Commonwealth Games

Cody Simpson was most well known for being a pop singer, and he’s on the verge is turning into a professional swimmer.

The 25-year old beat three-time Olympian Kyle Chalmers in the 100 metre butterfly heat at the Australian Swimming Championships.

If he places in the top three spots in the final he will book a place in the team for the Commonwealth Games.

He’s on track to achieve the feat given only dual-Olympic bronze medallist Matthew Temple recorded a faster time in the heats.

Simpson shaved nearly one second off his personal best time, and if he finishes in the top two in the final he’ll also be eligible to swim at the world titles in Budapest next month.

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How Biniam Grimay’s historic victory celebration took an unpleasant turn

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Biniam Grimay finished stage 10 with a blazing sprint in a historic victory at Giro d’Italia

The 22- year old cyclist became the first Black African rider to win a grand tour stage

However, the celebration turned rather bitter as champagne cork struck his eye on the winner’s podium.

Grimay was treated in the Ambulance after the celebrations.

He later missed the post-race interviews and was taken to the hospital for further care.

Grimay is now out of the Giro d’italia because of the eye injury.

 

Shreya Vats Contributed to the report

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Police probe assault on Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp

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Police have launched a probe into an assault on Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp

Police are investigating an assault on Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp.

Authorities say he was assaulted by a fan at the end of the Championship play-off final second leg at Nottingham Forest.

Television footage showed a member of the crowd charge at Sharp during a pitch invasion while the player stood on the sidelines.

According to his manager the sports star required stitches for his injuries.

Police say they are conducting enquiries as they continue their investigation.

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