The Los Angeles Rams officially released a 33-year-old linebacker Clay Matthews back on March, 19th — but apparently never paid him what they owed. Now he is filing a grievance over $2 million in unpaid guarantees, The Pro Football Talk Reports.
On April 9th Matthews shared a tweet from running back Todd Gurley, whom The Rams have also released.
“@RamsNFL past due. Send me money ASAP,” Gurley tweeted. Matthews added: “You and me both TG! Better get some interest with that too.”
General Manager Les Snead claimed to The NFL Network that the athletes will be paid what they were 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.”
But the paychecks never came.
Clay Matthew’s grievance filing will be handled by the National Football League Players Association.