Jaguars reportedly don't want to pay the rest of Urban Meyer's contract after firing him for cause

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have no intention of paying Urban Meyer another dime. The team reportedly fired Meyer for cause, suggesting it doesn't want to pay out the rest of Meyer's contract, according to Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN.

The Jaguars fired Meyer on Wednesday after just 13 games. Meyer's tenure with the franchise was mired by various embarrassing gaffes, the last of which involved allegations Meyer kicked his kicker.

There wasn't one specific instance that led to the team firing Meyer for cause. The Jaguars reportedly fired Meyer as a result of all those issues, per Darlington and Schefter. 

It's still possible Meyer — or more likely his legal team — will work out a resolution with the Jaguars, according to ESPN.

It is not unusual for situations like these — involving negated guarantees — to later be negotiated by the two sides in order to avoid a prolonged legal situation. It will be up to the lawyers involved in any negotiation between the Jags and Meyer to try to figure out if they can resolve the situation.

Meyer signed a five-year deal with the Jaguars in January. His salary was never officially revealed, though it's believed Meyer made roughly $9 million per season, according to Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson.

A number of NFL players appeared to celebrate Meyer's firing. Even members of the Jaguars had a hard time keeping their emotions in check when discussing Meyer's exit.

Urban Meyer with the Jaguars.
Urban Meyer lasted 13 games with the Jaguars. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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