Antonio Bryant received $7.85 million without ever playing a down for the Bengals. Now he wants more.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Bryant’s agent, Lamont Smith, filed a grievance against the Bengals for $3.1 million, saying the Bengals are still obligated to pay $1.55 million in base salary and a $1.55 million roster bonus even though Bryant was released before the season.
The Bengals’ decision to sign Bryant this offseason is already a huge blunder, we just don’t know whether it will be a blunder that ends up costing the Bengals $7.85 million or $10.95 million — or if the Bengals and Bryant will reach a settlement for some number in between.
Meanwhile, Bryant still wants to play this season, but Smith says Bryant is about a month away from being ready.