Citing that he did not want to become a distraction to the organization, Chris Doyle resigned from his position with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Doyle, who only just looks like he was involved in the January 6 insurrection, was hired 35 hours earlier by head coach Urban Meyer as the Jaguars 'director of sports performance'. Meyer said that he throughly vetted Doyle's 21-year tenure as University of Iowa strength coach, but the hiring was immediately criticized by watchdog diversity groups and others as a bad look for the National Football League.
In his time at Iowa City, Doyle was accused of literally stepping on the fingers of players during drills and other transgressions. In June of last year the university and Doyle parted ways, the coach received a $1.1 million settlement. His $800,000 annual salary was the highest amongst strength coaches in college football.
A pending lawsuit has eight former Hawkeye players as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Doyle, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and the university.
Urban Meyer resigned as Ohio State head football coach following the 2018 season citing health reasons. He was suspended three games that season for his role over handling domestic violence allegations against one of his assistants.