• NFLPA, Aaron Hernandez file $6.21M worth of grievances against Patriots


    (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The National Football League Players Association and Aaron Hernandez have filed two grievances, totaling $6.21 million, against the New England Patriots, claiming the team owes him unpaid money from his contract and his signing bonus, reports The Boston Herald.

    The Herald obtained the grievances, which were filed Tuesday, and said the grievances are an attempt to recoup $6.21 million in base salaries, workout bonuses, and the remaining $3.25 million of Hernandez's $12.5 million signing bonus.

    According to the newspaper, Hernandez' contract that was signed in 2012 included a base salary of $1.323 million in 2013 that was guaranteed "for skill or performance, salary cap reasons, or injury," a 2014 workout bonus of $500,000, and a 2014 base salary of $1.137 million if Hernandez was cut for skill or performance, salary cap reasons, or injury.

    The second grievance targeted Hernandez's remaining signing bonus.

    However, Hernandez' contract with the Patriots was terminated on June 27, 2013 after he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.

    The NFLPA anticipates the Patriots will refuse to pay the 2014 guarantees.

    For more information: The Boston Herald

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