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Todd Gurley reacts to Rams release: I got fired on my day off!

  • The Los Angeles Rams released Todd Gurley on Thursday, but the running back appeared to accept the decision in good spirit.
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Modified 20 Mar 2020, 03:06 IST
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Former Rams star Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley offered a light-hearted response to the news he had been released by the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday.

Running back Gurley was the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2017 and starred again as the Rams reached the Super Bowl the following season.

But the team were less impressive in 2019 as Gurley struggled with knee problems.

His departure was confirmed less than two years into a four-year, $60million contract, prompting outrage from some – including team-mates Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.

Defensive tackle Donald reacted with a single angry emoji, while cornerback Ramsey simply wrote: "Wow."

Gurley appeared in good spirits, though, as he accepted the decision, even making a joke.

Referring to ongoing self-isolation in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic, he wrote: "Damn, I got fired on my day off. #QuarantineAndChill"

The former Georgia star then looked to agree with the assessment of two-time former Super Bowl champion Deion Sanders.

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Sanders wrote: "Wow, the Rams release Todd Gurley! Please realise that this is a business that can ultimately take care of your wants and needs.

"When you realise this TRUTH, you will see the game clearly. #Truth"

Gurley quoted the post and added: "All business, nothing personal."

Published 20 Mar 2020, 03:06 IST
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