Pro Football Hall of Famer rips up Kyler Murray’s ‘independent tuition’ contract clause: ‘Very embarrassing’

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Former NFL star Warren Moon isn’t thrilled about the “independent study” clause that the Arizona Cardinals reportedly had. defender Kyler Murrayrenewal agreement.

Last week, Murray and the Cardinals agreed to a five-year, $230.5 million deal, with the NFL Network saying the young guard was to have four hours of “self-study” or a feature film a week. But after the negative reaction, the item was removed.

Moon told TMZ Sports on Saturday that he believes there is racial connotation to the paragraph.

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Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray walks through a training camp at State Farm Stadium on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray walks through a training camp at State Farm Stadium on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.
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“That’s what we were always accused of in those days when we weren’t allowed to play,” Moon said. “That we were lazy, that we didn’t study, that we couldn’t be leaders, that we weren’t smart. So all these different things just surfaced after we put it all to bed over the years. and just because of this deal between Arizona and Kyler.

So yes, it’s a shame.

Moon, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, said that while the clause was removed, “the damage has already been done.”

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Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon watches from the sidelines as the Steelers play at Three Rivers Stadium in December.  December 3, 1989 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon watches from the sidelines as the Steelers play at Three Rivers Stadium in December. December 3, 1989 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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“He will suffer from this every time he does something wrong in a football match. They’ll say, “You see, the reason this happened is because he didn’t study movies enough last week,” or whatever it was,” he said. TMZ Sport. “It’s a very embarrassing situation for him and very embarrassing for both parties.”

Murray defended his work ethics during media availability after a deal has been struck.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray warms up before a playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, California on January 1.  17, 2022.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray warms up before a playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, California on January 1. 17, 2022.
(AP Photo/Marcio José Sanchez, file)

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“To think that I can achieve everything that I have achieved in my career, and not study the game, not have this passion and not take it seriously is … disrespectful and almost a joke,” Murray said.