The franchise still hasn’t paid him his money and he has been publicly wondering where his money from the Rams is since he was released in March.
Gurley was recently on a podcast, “Uninterrupted” and announced once again that the Rams haven’t paid himGurley was recently on a podcast, “Uninterrupted” and announced once again that the Rams haven’t paid him. Until that happens, he says he is not communicating with former teammates.
“I still ain’t got my money, so it’s really, forgets the Rams right now. I don’t even care about them,” Gurley said. “I told my ex-teammates that they can’t even text me or call me until I get my money. As soon as I get my money, then I’ll be cool with everybody else.”
The Rams were on the hook for $7.55 million after cutting Gurley, but after he signed with the Falcons, they don’t have to pay him $2.5 million of that amount.
He also gave them a deadline to give him his money.
“I don’t know what their reason is. And the worst thing about it is they know they have to pay me too,” he said. “Apparently probably just using the COVID thing as an excuse. Or they probably ain’t got no money to be paying anybody. They’ve got that stadium being built right now. All I know is, come June 1st, I better have my money.”
Clay Matthews, who also got released in march, filed a grievance against the team for the $2 million he’s owed. ESPN reported that Gurley doesn’t plan to file a grievance and explained why he does not plan to go that route.
“The thing is, right now the grievances are on hold. So the team would have to set that meeting up. So they’ve kind of got the upper-hand right now because they know all this COVID stuff is going on,” he said. “It wouldn’t make sense for me to file a grievance because this spring case won’t get heard until next spring and once you file a grievance, it puts everything on hold, so it doesn’t even make sense for me to file a grievance right now.”
“I shouldn’t have to negotiate my money when it’s already written. But it is what it is at this point. I know I’m going to get my money for sure, so I have to look on the positive side,” he added.
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