Matt Rhule may be fired but he is not going away quietly.
The former Carolina Panthers head coach was fired months ago, but he reportedly has filed an arbitration lawsuit against the Panthers alleging that the franchise has refused to pay him his severance compensation that is worth nearly $5 million, according to Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports.
He signed a seven-year deal with the team at the beginning of 2020 that was worth more than $60 million. Jones noted that the Panthers and the NFL declined to comment on the situation, and Rhule’s attorney, John Singer, said, “We have no further comment.”
In October, he was fired during his third season with the Panthers after starting the season with a 1-4 record. He has since been hired as the new head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He signed an eight-year contract that pays $74 million.
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Following his departure, Carolina went on to finish with a 7-10 record, winning four of its last six games under then-interim head coach Steve Wilks.
The Panthers had an 11-27 record under Rhule.
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