Hernandez files grievance for his guaranteed pay, signing bonus
Summary of 4 articles · Updated Oct 17, 2013
The grievance was filed on the same day that Hernandez filed, also through the NFLPA, a grievance seeking recovery of the final installment of his $12.5 million signing bonus. In addition, the NFLPA previously filed a grievance to help Hernandez collect an $82,000 workout bonus, according to The Associated Press. One to compel the team to pay Hernandez a large signing bonus payment due next March, and the other to force the team to pay him guaranteed money for 2013 and 2014, as spelled out in the contract he signed in August 2012. In the aftermath of Aaron Hernandez’s arrest for murder and release from the Patriots, the NFLPA believed that Hernandez would be unable to recover his otherwise guaranteed base salaries for 2013 and 2014. The union is currently fighting the league to collection millions promised to Hernandez after he signed a five-year, $40 million contract extension last year. "We are not tone-deaf to what the allegations are in this case, but for the benefit of all players, there are important precedents here we must protect."
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