Clay Matthews has reportedly filed a grievance against the L.A. Rams for unpaid bonus money. Yet, running back Todd Gurley reportedly won’t join Mathews in a financial fight agains his former team.
I’m told Falcons RB Todd Gurley will not file a grievance against the Rams over the money owed to him after being release. The Rams owe Gurley a $7.55 million roster bonus, but offset language can reduce that to $5.05 million. Gurley’s former teammate,... https://t.co/UfnjqNciJO— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) April 30, 2020
Here is ESPN’s report about Mathews’ grievance Wednesday.
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
Matthews spent a single season In 2019 with the Rams, whereas Gurley spent five seasons with the team after being a first-round pick in 2015. Both players were released this offseason and both have since expressed publicly disappointed in the lack of payment by the Rams.
Rams’ general manager Les Snead told the NFL Network earlier this month that both Gurley and Matthews will be paid what they are due:
“They’re definitely owed money. That money is guaranteed. We’re going to pay them. There’s some language in the contract of exactly when you pay them, and that’s what we’re adhering by. What I do know is both Clay and Todd earned that money and they’re going to get that money.”
For now, at least, Gurley apparently trusts the Rams’ word more than Matthews does.