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Jacksonville Jaguars’ Chris Doyle Resigns Amid Controversy

New Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer announced that his coaching staff was finalized on Thursday, but less than 48 hours later, his controversy riddled staff had already fallen apart.

Meyer named the new Jags director of sports performance on Thursday and said he had no reservations about Chris Doyle.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported around 11:15 p.m. on Friday that Doyle had resigned from the Jags coaching staff. Meyer said the team failed to consider the impacts of Doyle’s hiring.

“Chris Doyle came to us this evening to submit his resignation and we have accepted,” Meyer said in a statement. “Chris did not want to be a distraction to what we are building in Jacksonville. We are responsible for all aspects of our program and, in retrospect, should have given greater consideration to how his appointment may have affected all involved. We wish him the best as he moves forward in his career.”

ESPN reports Iowa and Doyle reached a separation agreement as a result of allegations made by multiple Black players.

Doyle did not admit to any wrongdoing as he departed from Iowa. He denied allegations from former players that claimed he was racist and tweeted: “I do not make racists comments and I don’t tolerate people who do.”

Doyle’s resignation comes hours after Fritz Pollard Alliance executive director Rod Graves — an organization devoted to championing diversity in the NFL — blasted the Jaguars and Meyer for hiring Doyle.

Around the NFL reported on Thursday that Meyer said he was “very confident” Doyle would have no issues in Jacksonville — he said the two have known each other for close to 20 years.

Doyle’s name has since been removed from the Jaguars’ coaching staff.

Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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  1. Doyle’s resignation comes hours after Fritz Pollard Alliance executive director Rod Graves — an organization devoted to championing diversity in the NFL — blasted the Jaguars and Meyer for hiring Doyle.

    LoL… So based on accusations alone and buddy’s light completion he shouldn’t be allowed any coaching position in the NFL, ever? I guess if you’re gonna hire a coach with any type of baggage you better make sure they aren’t white haha. Be interested to see what all of the accusations are and if they hold any water (i.e. corroborating evidence). Hell, OK State coach was on the hot seat for wearing an OAN tee shirt on a fishing trip and had to go on an apology tour. That said, it’s hard to tell these days what’s a flagrant violation vs what’s just hurt feelings.

  2. “Doyle’s resignation comes hours after Fritz Pollard Alliance executive director Rod Graves — an organization devoted to championing diversity in the NFL ”

    Appears Clay hired another liberal writer to replace Ryan Glasspiegel. Yawn!

  3. Welcome to the NFL, Urban Meyer. Being a college coach, especially a top of the line one, is a much safer, freeing life. You’re not in Kansas anymore. Welcome to the woke league. I’d be willing to bet that the only thing that will keep Meyer here for more than a year or 2 is his bank account. His health will start to deteriorate much quicker under this new woke telescope.

  4. God it’s exhausting. Let’s just have two systems – one obsessed with leveraging skin color for power. And one for everybody else. Honestly we’re seeing a mass migration already from blue cities to red states. They tell you it’s about taxes, but it’s also about sending their kids to schools where they aren’t taught to hate themselves.

  5. The dangers of being is any supervisory role, while trying to get any work done, increase daily. Once we have the Army of the Woke in all corporate spaces, the entire structure will come grinding to a halt. Find a space in private employment where you can whether the coming storm, and endeavor not to interact with the the Woke in any capacity, public or private.

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