Hours after he learned the San Francisco 49ers would be suspending him for the remainder of the 2012 season, running back Brandon Jacobs plans to file a grievance against the team, USA Today's Mike Garafolo reported.
Garafolo reported that Jacobs is aiming his grievance at one of three options — getting reinstated, receiving the rest of the money on his contract, or being released by the 49ers.
Jacobs earned a base salary of $950,000 this season. He would lose more than $167,000 if his suspension is upheld.
Jacobs was clearly unhappy with a diminished role in San Francisco, and had voiced his opinions through numerous rants on Twitter. His latest came on Saturday.
"I don't understand why people are angry at me because I wanna do what I am paid to do, I am a competitive person, I think people should be mad if I didn't wanna play, but I forgot the people that's pissed they don't have [an] athletic bone and their body. As for all of my Instagram photos I don't have any niner pics, if you'll find me some pics I'll put them up."
Jacobs, who was not active for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, came to the 49ers in the offseason after spending seven seasons with the New York Giants. He played in only two games this season, rushing five times for seven yards.
On his Twitter account Monday night, Jacobs thanked everyone who had been supporting him throughout the day.
"Thank you all for all your support, I am doing wonderful it's not a big deal things happen, I am strong enough to get through this, again thank all of you for your support," Jacobs wrote.