Reports: Matt Rhule Files Suit Against Carolina Panthers

Nebraska football coach Matt Rhule has filed an arbitration suit with the NFL against the Carolina Panthers according to several media outlets.

Rhule, who was fired as Panthers head coach last October, is seeking about $5 million in offset severance compensation.  A Panthers spokesman would not confirm the suit and declined to comment to the AP.  Rhule, reached by text, also declined to comment.  CBS Sports was first to report the arbitration suit. 

Rhule was fired after Week 5 of the NFL season, less than three years into a seven-year, $62 million contract.  In November, Rhule was hired by Nebraska and received a reported eight-year, $72 million deal.