Jaguars Sponsor Wants to Nix Contract After Fans Threaten to Dress as Clowns

by Jonathan Howard
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When the Jacksonville Jaguars take the field on Sunday it’s going to look like a clown convention. So, one sponsor is suing to have its name removed.

RoofClaim.com is trying to pull its sponsorship for the season finale. They are taking the action to court. Due to the poor season and possibly even worse coaching controversy, fans are not happy. So, they have threatened to dress up as clowns in the stands.

TIAA Bank Field will be colorful and look like a carnival, and the lead sponsor wants no part of it. The sponsor signed a four-year contract with the Jaguars. The contract totaled $2.51 million. Part of the contract had an opt-out clause based on Urban Meyer’s employment.

With Meyer out as head coach, RoofClaim might have a legitimate bone to pick. Their lawsuit which was filed in Duval County, Florida two days ago is seeking $30,000 in damages.

As far as the fan protest, the 2-14 Jaguars haven’t given them much to celebrate. With the issues that arose during the Meyer tenure this season, the clown stunt might be deserved. However, the business does not want to be associated with the “clown game.”

Now, this might be the optimist in me. But, this could be one of the most-watched games of the season. Think about it, now that NFL fans are aware of the clown protest, they might be more inclined to tune in just to see the spectacle. Then again, it could just be a sad end to a lost season with one of the brightest young stars in Trevor Lawrence.

The Jaguars have had a rough go at things. After losing their coach, things haven’t gotten better.

Jaguars Fired Urban Meyer After ‘Deliberation’

The Jaguar’s owner Shad Khan had to make a statement announcing the firing. It came out that Meyer had kicked a former player, plus there were the videos that came out of him at a bar in Ohio and a few other controversies. They all snowballed into his firing, ultimately.

“After deliberation over many weeks and a throughout analysis of the entirety of Urban’s tenure with our team,” Khan said. “I am bitterly disappointed to arrive at the conclusion that an immediate change is imperative for everyone. I informed Urban of the change this evening. As I stated in October, regaining our trust and respect was essential. Regrettably, it did not happen.”

So, the Jaguars aren’t in a great place. While they will play at home against the Colts on Sunday, it isn’t likely to feel like a welcoming environment. With all that has gone on this season, it is disappointing, to say the least. The team is the worst in the league with the Lions just ahead.

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