49ers cornerback Tarell Brown lost an opportunity to make an additional $2 million because he failed to complete the 2013 offseason workout clause in his contract, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.
Brown, who spent a majority of his offseason in Texas working on increasing his speed, will watch his salary fall from $2.925 million to $925,000. As a result, Brown decided to part ways with his agent, Brian Overstreet. The latter did not respond to messages left by the Sacramento Bee seeking comment.
“I no longer have an agent as of now,” Brown told the Sacramento Bee.” … No one wants to leave money on the table. If I would have known the clauses in my contract and that’s what agents get paid to do — to orchestrate the contract and let you know what you can and can’t do as far as workouts and OTAs and things of that sort. That’s what he got paid to do, he didn’t do that, so in my opinion he had to be let go.”
Brown is present now as the Niners are in the midst of training camp. He is in line to earn a $500,000 roster bonus for the upcoming season, if he is one of the 46 active players during the regular season.
So what exactly happened? Was a guy hired to manage player contracts too busy to do the ONLY job he’s been tasked to do? If so, nice work in costing himself a commission. We’d love to be there when he goes home and tells his wife he just cost the family possibly six figures.
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