Clay Matthews joins Todd Gurley complaining about Rams’ late payments
Make that two former Los Angeles Rams taking to Twitter to voice their complaints against the team about not receiving money they are owed.
You and me both TG! 😤 Better get some interest with that too 📈 https://t.co/E8RIOhg7sH
— Clay Matthews III (@ClayMatthews52) April 9, 2020
The Rams released All-Pro running back Todd Gurley on March 19, and according to Pro Football Talk, the team owes the 25-year-old a reported $7.55 million roster bonus.
Similarly, Matthews was set to make a $2 million roster bonus after signing a one-year deal worth $12 million last March 2019.
Last season for the Rams, the 33-year-old outside linebacker started 13 games and recorded 37 tackles, nine tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and eight sacks — his highest total since the 2014 season.
Matthews was forced to miss three games last season after suffering a broken jaw against the Seattle Seahawks on October 3.
As for Gurley, the three-time Pro Bowler failed to live up to his incredible 2018 season and rushed for a career-low 857 yards and 12 touchdowns while adding 207 yards and two TDs as a receiver.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke is one of the wealthiest owners in all of sports with an estimated net worth of $10 billion, so it’s unlikely that Los Angeles doesn’t have the money to pay the former players.
However, things are likely more difficult as the country is in the midst of a pandemic that has shut down many businesses and operations while people quarantine — especially when it comes to sports.