It looks like Todd Gurley isn’t the only former member of the Rams with a bone to pick with the team.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, former Rams linebacker Clay Matthews is filing a $2 million grievance against the Rams over “unpaid guarantees.” Matthews was released by the Rams in March following an injury-affected first year with the team.
He missed three games due to a broken jaw he suffered early in the season, but still finished with eight sacks in 13 games for Los Angeles. It was his highest sack total since 2014.
Matthews is the newest voice to call out the Rams for not paying money he’s contractually owed. Earlier this month, former Rams running back Todd Gurley called the team out for not paying him a substantial bonus he was due.
Clay Matthews is filing a grievance over $2M in unpaid guarantees from the Rams, according to sources. He's submitted paperwork with the NFLPA, which will handle his filing. Matthews & Todd Gurley vented frustrations about non-payments, and Matthews is doing something about it
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 29, 2020
It’s not especially hard to see why the Rams have been so reluctant to pay their players. Per OverTheCap, they’re more than $5 million in the red in terms of cap space.
Somebody, somewhere must have really messed up the accounting while the Rams were trying to get to the Super Bowl.
Matthews and Gurley are both very loud voices with equally large followings. You can bet that they won’t rest until they’re satisfied.