Todd Gurley says Rams are “past due” and to “send me money”

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Running back Todd Gurley is no longer a Ram, but his business with the Rams apparently hasn’t concluded.

Gurley took to Twitter on Wednesday to send a message to the Rams, telling them that they are “past due” and to “[s]end me money.”

Although the Rams cut Gurley before the third day of the league year, avoiding another $10.5 million in fully-guaranteed obligations, the Rams already owed Gurley a fully-guaranteed roster bonus of $7.55 million on the third day of the league year.

The Rams will be entitled to a partial offset based on Gurley’s one-year deal with the Falcons, if/when that deal becomes official. But that’s money they’d get back from the Falcons later (the contract between Gurley and the Falcons still isn’t official); the Rams still owe Gurley the $7.55 million — if that’s the payment Gurley is referring to.

Then there’s the possibility that the Rams will owe Gurley the $10.5 million that was avoided when he was cut. Although the money never became fully guaranteed, it was guaranteed for injury. If Gurley fails his Falcons physical, a fight could be in the offing between Gurley and the Rams as to whether he was injured at the time he was released.

53 responses to “Todd Gurley says Rams are “past due” and to “send me money”

  1. So they kept him just long enough to have to pay him $7 million before releasing him? That’s bizarre.

    If I’m the Rams, I’d tweet back, “where are all those yards and TDs you owed us?”

  2. Re:
    “And now he shows his true colours.“

    The Rams might have been involved in writing that contract. /s

    Why shouldn’t Gurley insist on getting paid the agreed upon amount?

  3. Hate to say it hit this is why teams are reluctant to give out big money to rbs. It’s as if once they receive their big payday their ability and hunger goes right into the toilet.

  4. Money, it’s a crime
    Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie
    Money, so they say
    Is the root of all evil today
    But if you ask for a raise it’s no surprise that they’re
    Giving none away, away, away..

  5. Not the best look when many Americans are just hoping to get there $875 per week unemployment, plus or minus…

  6. When will GMs wise up and stop breaking the bank for the RB position?

    Case in point – the last 10 SB winning teams were KC, NE, PHI, NE, DEN, NE, SEA, BAL, NYG, and GB. Of these 10 championship teams, only 3 of them had a 1000+ yard rusher – 2016 NE, 2013 SEA and 2012 BAL. And one of these (2016 NE) can be attributed more to scheme and the play of an HOF QB than to the RB himself.

    The moral of the story? If your team is mediocre and you’re happy with just selling tix and maybe making the playoffs, then go ahead and give that star RB 20 mil in guarantees. But if you want to win a Super Bowl, that money is better spent elsewhere.

  7. I don’t get it. Teams criticized for spending too much, Teams criticizes for not spending enough. Its almost like its our money they throwing around, or not throwing around. Guess most fans just feel better whining and complaining about everything.

  8. xlivsaints says:
    April 8, 2020 at 8:31 pm
    And now he shows his true colours.
    —–
    Lol, right. . . . Because if your employer fired you but still owed you a large sum of money, I’m sure you would kindly reject their money and let them keep it.

  9. Hey Gurley, NFL team offices are closed…there is a virus…also, keep that in house man. Poor form.

  10. Hope Gurley doesn’t have to overdraft his account in order to feed his family 😂 😂

    Sincerely,

    Concerned people worldwide dealing with a global health pandemic/crisis and without jobs or weekly income

  11. Where are all the contract defenders now that a team is holding out? Or is asking for a raise by holding out the only thing that bothers you?

  12. This is on the Rams. everyone knew his knee was shot, limited practices, limited carries, They agreed to that contract…enjoy!!!!

  13. jkb0162 says:
    April 8, 2020 at 8:43 pm
    Guess he’s broke already

    So you have to be broke to demand $7.5 million that’s owed to you? Not following your logic here.

  14. It’s no different than when a guy gets cut and half the people cry about the player getting screwed. This is when a player is glad his agent put all that small print in the contract.

  15. seanismorriscom says:
    April 8, 2020 at 8:44 pm
    Re:
    “And now he shows his true colours.“

    The Rams might have been involved in writing that contract. /s

    Why shouldn’t Gurley insist on getting paid the agreed upon amount?

    166 16 Rate This
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    Yeah doing it on Twitter is REAL PROFESSIONAL.

  16. I miss Walter Payton. Those were the days. The guys nowadays couldn’t carry his jock strap. He did everything, was always there, and carried his team on his back for the majority of his career. Now that was a guy who earned his paycheck. And compared to the RB’s today, he was criminally underpaid.

  17. Sure it was a bad move on the part of the Rams. Sure, Gurley didn’t produce like they thought. But don’t get mad at Gurley – if you were owed 7.5 and it was in stone via legal contract, you’d expect your money too. Only difference is most of us wouldn’t take to Twitter about it.

  18. They agreed to pay him. Not his fault he got hurt. This is on ALL owners, it’s their own fault paying so much money to 6-8 guys per team.

  19. I can understand being a little salty because you were released but the Rams paid you 21 million signing bonus on an extension you never played a single down.

    You will get paid but no shame that you got 21 million to not play for the Rams?

  20. How do you figure? He didn’t void the contract, the team did. Why is it ok (in the court of public opinion) for teams/gms/owners to not honor a contract but if a player holds out, he’s like the devil on here

    xlivsaints says:
    April 8, 2020 at 8:31 pm
    And now he shows his true colours.

  21. Obviously they should pay him what they owe, but Gurley is clearly still hurt over the whole thing. He’s sending tweets last month saying “Thanks for the check @Rams” while wearing his Falcons jersey. He’s showing his immaturity here, big time.

  22. Hang on for just a little while longer guys, your government stimulus check is on the way.

  23. isithockeyseasonyet says:
    April 9, 2020 at 7:14 am

    How do you figure? He didn’t void the contract, the team did. Why is it ok (in the court of public opinion) for teams/gms/owners to not honor a contract but if a player holds out, he’s like the devil on here

    xlivsaints says:
    April 8, 2020 at 8:31 pm
    And now he shows his true colours.

    ————————–

    Man, don’t feed the trol… er… Saints fans.

  24. I hope these two – Dirt Matthews and Girly now get paid the last possible minute by the Rams. Opening your trap to social media is a disgusting practice and should result in a lengthy payout process.

    These two players are showing their true colors.

  25. Gurley is acting like a punk.

    Let your agent &/or the NFLPA handle the financials with your old team, Todd. You airing your laundry on Twitter shows your immaturity and your butt-hurt.

    I am not saying you aren’t owed the money. I am saying you could be going about it much more professionally.

  26. In a time where people are losing their jobs, losing any investments they had, losing loved ones due to this pandemic, you feel now is the time to post on social media that you are owed money?? Awww what’s wrong? Can you not afford to pay the lawn boy now?? Give me a break. You should be ashamed of yourself. Your contract says they can pay you that dead cap money over 2 seasons so you will get your money. Meanwhile you are probably living in a mansion 15 times larger then the average person that is struggling to get by. Todd Gurley you got your payday and then became injury prone and no longer played to the standards in which you were paid.
    Surprise everyone and make a donation to some foundation to help regular folks out. You know, the same folks that spent their hard earned money to come watch you play..the ones that pay to watch you play on TV and purchase your jersey.
    There is a time and a place for asking about getting paid, and that time is not now and social media is not the place to ask for it. That is why you have an agent. He is to contact the Rams about your money. Not TWITTER you twit!!!! Shameful man.. shameful

  27. A contract’s a contract, though it’s always interesting to watch some on here reflexively take sides against the player.

  28. Millionaires suing billionaires. Is that what has replaced professional sports as our entertainment?

  29. “And now he shows his true colours.”
    ___________

    I know. Isn’t it sick when people expect to be paid the money they are owed? It’s almost like he thinks the Rams signed a document agreeing to pay him or something.

  30. xlivsaints says:
    April 8, 2020 at 8:31 pm
    And now he shows his true colours.
    ———————————-

    What?
    We all like to be paid what we are owed. Are you different?

  31. To all you “pay the man” and “they need to honor the contract” people: The issue is not whether he gets paid, it’s when.

  32. Schism Lateralus says:
    April 8, 2020 at 9:11 pm
    Not the best look when many Americans are just hoping to get there $875 per week unemployment, plus or minus…

    ——-

    These guys life in a protective bubble.

  33. “The issue is not whether he gets paid, it’s when.”
    ______________

    There is absolutely nothing to prevent them from paying these guys as scheduled. Not only can you do banking remotely but banks are essential businesses so you can go into a bank branch most places right now just like normal. Zero reason there should be any delay by the Rams.

  34. It’s not $5.00 folks it’s millions.

    He’s owed the money. Not sure but I don’t remember him holding out on them. Injuries happen and teams have insurances for those cases. If not shame on them.

    Pay up.

  35. If the Rams were like a couple days late then I can see giving them some slack. But the third day of the league year would have been back on March 21, meaning they’re now 2 1/2 weeks late and counting. And they’re that late with multiple players. And since we haven’t heard similar complaints regarding other teams it sounds like a problem just with the Rams. No real way to excuse that.

  36. -So you have to be broke to demand $7.5 million that’s owed to you? Not following your logic here.-

    No, he’s definitely entitled what he’s owed… just maybe keep your personal business to yourself, especially now. Read the room and don’t be so damn crass. Clay Mathews too.

  37. xlivsaints says:
    April 8, 2020 at 8:31 pm
    And now he shows his true colours

    @@@@@222

    If someone owed you 7.5 million dollars, I’m sure you would demand it also .

  38. This is a bad look by the Rams but if you know of Stan Kroenke’s past work, unpaid dues are well within his playbook.

  39. The Rams owe, they need to pay, now. If for no other reason the PR hit of a billionaire building a stadium costing billions and stiffing (former) employees.
    The idea that Gurley is broke or is showing his ‘true colors’ shows a stunning lack of thinking. 99% of the people reading this site would want a former employer to pay them $100 if it were legally owed to them. Gurley shamed them, but still showed restraint. What he did was a measured response.

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