Rhule recordsdata $5M arbitration go well with vs. Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nebraska soccer coach Matt Rhule has filed an arbitration go well with with the NFL in opposition to the Carolina Panthers looking for about $5 million in offset severance compensation, an individual with data of the scenario instructed The Related Press on Wednesday.

Rhule was fired as Panthers head coach on Oct. 10. He has since employed high-profile New York Metropolis litigator John Singer of Singer Deutsch LLP to deal with the lawsuit, based on the one that spoke to the AP on situation of anonymity as a result of the arbitration go well with has not been made public.

A Panthers spokesman wouldn’t verify the go well with and declined to remark to the AP. Rhule, reached by textual content, additionally declined to remark.

CBS Sports activities was first to report the arbitration go well with.

Rhule was fired after Week 5 of the NFL season, lower than three years right into a seven-year, $62 million contract. He was 11-27 as head coach with the Panthers. He was owed roughly $34 million on the time he was fired by billionaire David Tepper, the NFL’s second-wealthiest proprietor.

Rhule returned to varsity teaching in November when he was employed by Nebraska, receiving a reported eight-year, $72 million contract that seemingly offset what the Panthers owed him. However the arbitration go well with alleges the Panthers nonetheless owe him about $5 million due to how the contract with Carolina was structured.

The Panthers introduced Frank Reich as their new head coach at a information convention on Tuesday.

Tepper mentioned he made a “mistake” hiring Rhule, whom he described as a “CEO-type head coach.” Tepper added that it’s “preferable to have a coach that’s actually extraordinary on one facet of the ball or the opposite facet of the ball.”

“Hear, I’ll self-admit — we may have run a greater course of final time,” Tepper mentioned. “And I’m studying. … With all humility, I may have performed higher, OK? I’m not saying that Rhule wasn’t an excellent coach. I’m not saying that. Please don’t interpret it that manner. I’m saying I may have run a greater course of final time. I do consider that. I believe this time we had been very thorough. I used to be in each single interview.”


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