This is a slow time for content, especially NFL content, but on Monday, we were treated to one of the most surreal stories of the summer.
The news revealed that as part of Kyler Murray’s new five-year contract, worth $230 million, with a $160 million guarantee, the player will have to do his homework. Without distractions.
Murray has to spend four hours each week studying film and cannot turn on the TV in the background or play video games while doing his homework.The layers of absurdity in this story are deep. First, let’s start with the exact wording of the odd clause:
“Independent Study” means that a Player shall study materials provided to him by the Club in order to prepare for the next upcoming Club Game, including without limitation any such material made available via an iPad or other electronic device. Time spent in the mandatory meeting does not constitute an independent study.
The player will not receive any credit for independent study for any period in which the player does not personally study the material provided in good faith. For the avoidance of doubt, the player will not receive any credit for independent study in connection with any periods during which any material is viewed or played on an iPad or other electronic device if (a) the player does not study or view the material himself while it is being viewed or played; or ( b) The player engages in any other activity that may distract them (eg watching TV playing video games or surfing the Internet) while viewing or playing this material.
Murray may not have done himself any favors by publicly saying that he does not watch the movie.
Murray is also known as a huge video game guy, so his appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated Last year is now fodder thanks to the contract clause.
There is also the issue of this paragraph being leaked to the media on Monday. Did Murray’s team want the information available to make the Cardinals look bad because of his childishness? Or did the cardinals want a sentence known to the public to pressure Murray to start studying?
Both theories are ridiculous because the Cardinals only gave Murray $230 million, so you think both sides would want to keep the other happy.
But enough serious analysis. Let’s get to the good stuff. Once the news broke on social media that Murray, a 25-year-old who earns $230 million, will now have to do his homework, the memes started popping up and they didn’t disappoint.
And there were jokes.
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2. Aaron Rodgers praised Con AirCameron Poe when he came to the Packers camp Tuesday.
3. Looks like we might have another weird incident involving Adam Shifter. The initial ESPN Insider tweet about Danny Amendola’s retirement from wide receiver looked like this:
It appears that Shifter, who was famous for referring to the subject of the story as “Mr. Editor,” may have been trying to clear the tweet with someone. Then delete the tweet and delete the word “work?” and republished it.
4. Tom Brady’s social media team continues to produce content we never expected to see from The Goats.
5. Roman Reigns’ special advisor, Paul Heyman, showed again last night why he’s the absolute best on a mic. During a live show on Monday Night Raw From Madison Square Garden in New York, Heyman’s microphone came out. This led to Hyman, New Jersey being mocked and a malicious joke being made about Vince McMahon’s recent departure from the company.
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