Player Valuation: £70m
No it’s not, but if you are suspended by your employer rather than by mutual consent (which is more a leave of absence) then you are likely to be contractually entitled to full pay whilst suspended. I have dealt with situations were employees have resigned whilst an investigation was ongoing due to its sensitive nature. This was not the case with the player so he will have been paid.
Well with respect, I dont think either of us know the exact circumstances, and how it was handled.
I dont know what avenue the club has taken, but you are outlined a route by which employers can effectively suspend someone (call it what you wish) and not pay. It happens. It may have happened here.