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Tarell Brown skips workout program-voids $2M salary escalator, holdout coming?

Originally posted by 9erReign:
LOL. Dude doesn't understand how escalators work in his current contract? I know how to fix it, give him an extension with escalators in it!


Funny...but how else can he learn? A contract for football...and education! Priceless!

Originally posted by Bodhi:
I'm sure he read the contract, but how many clauses do you think are in it? There is no way that he can be a professional football player and keep track of every line of text in a document like this
http://media.nj.com/rutgers_football/photo/10944399-large.jpg

If he could then he wouldn't be paying an agent 10%

So you think he is incapable of understanding those clauses worth two million? I can understand not knowing every detail, but any decent agent would make a simple list of what he needed to absolutely do to maintain the integrity of his contract. Working out with the team is not a difficult concept or obscure. It is likely one of the most common clauses in football. A list would be fairly easy to create:

1) Show up
2) Do not murder anyone, if you are in jail you won't be able to do number one
3) Practice and play
4) Cash check
Asked Overstreet if he had any other clients on the @49ers. Said "No. And hope to never have another one there!!" Oh.

https://twitter.com/adbrandt/status/360889798661124096


Agent is in denial
  • Bodhi
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Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Funny...but how else can he learn? A contract for football...and education! Priceless!


So you think he is incapable of understanding those clauses worth two million? I can understand not knowing every detail, but any decent agent would make a simple list of what he needed to absolutely do to maintain the integrity of his contract. Working out with the team is not a difficult concept or obscure. It is likely one of the most common clauses in football. A list would be fairly easy to create:

1) Show up
2) Do not murder anyone, if you are in jail you won't be able to do number one
3) Practice and play
4) Cash check

I'm guessing the reason why Brown fired his agent is because his agent didn't make it clear that he needed to show up. If the agent had made it clear then Brown would have been at camp on time.

What kind of agent is so out of touch with his client that he doesn't see a problem when Brown is practicing alone in Texas even though it will cause him $2 million?

Brown's job is solely to get ready for the NFL season and be the best player that he can be. The agent's job is to handle the contract and he's the one who failed


Lost 2 mill for not even lifting
Originally posted by LundyLove:
Asked Overstreet if he had any other clients on the @49ers. Said "No. And hope to never have another one there!!" Oh.

https://twitter.com/adbrandt/status/360889798661124096


Agent is in denial

I doubt he gets another client period. lol
He'll go into the Agent Hall of Shame
The 49ers owe Brown nothing. All the heat on the agent is true, but Brown should of known, he has a copy most likely, so he should of known he needed to workout to keep the money.

In fact the 49ers owe more to Rogers, he willingly restructured his deal to help give Bowman an extension, and he cut out his guarantee on his base salary from $5.5M to $1.25M.

Unless Brown wants to extend his deal, which I would do, but be warry, another 30 yr old CB, and people b***h about Rogers, watch Brown decline like Rogers has, then everyone will be pissed we gave Brown a 5M a yr deal.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
The agent is most at fault, obviously. But Brown also has some fault in not trying to understand the contract himself. I mean, it's his f**king contract that pays him millions of dollars. You bet he's learned his lesson and will now make sure he understands his contract next time.

If Brown could read his contract and understand all the ins and outs...he wouldn't need an agent now, would he?

If the Niners take advantage of this to screw Brown, they'll look like douches...who tried to take advantage of a technicality (ala TO's agent failing to file Free Agency papers on time) to screw a player and gain an advantage.

I hope the organization has graduated from that type of penny wise/dollar foolishness.
Seems to me like the solution is pretty simple.

The 9ers offer Brown a new contract for another 2-3 years after this one. They add the extra $2 million he would have made this year into that contract, but negotiate hard on the rest of the deal. Nothing ruthless, just not top dollar.

That way Brown gets his money back, and a long term deal.

And the 9ers lock up a player at a decent price without having to worry about them hitting free agency.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
What would Eddie D. do?

Eddie D would slide the 2 Million under the table.
Originally posted by smithgdwg:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
What would Eddie D. do?

Eddie D would slide the 2 Million under the table.

Hah!
Originally posted by Bodhi:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Funny...but how else can he learn? A contract for football...and education! Priceless!


So you think he is incapable of understanding those clauses worth two million? I can understand not knowing every detail, but any decent agent would make a simple list of what he needed to absolutely do to maintain the integrity of his contract. Working out with the team is not a difficult concept or obscure. It is likely one of the most common clauses in football. A list would be fairly easy to create:

1) Show up
2) Do not murder anyone, if you are in jail you won't be able to do number one
3) Practice and play
4) Cash check

I'm guessing the reason why Brown fired his agent is because his agent didn't make it clear that he needed to show up. If the agent had made it clear then Brown would have been at camp on time.

What kind of agent is so out of touch with his client that he doesn't see a problem when Brown is practicing alone in Texas even though it will cause him $2 million?

Brown's job is solely to get ready for the NFL season and be the best player that he can be. The agent's job is to handle the contract and he's the one who failed

Almost every player (except those on franchise tag IIRC) has workout bonuses tied to showing up at voluntary practices. When you as a player make the decision NOT to show up, you better know how much money you're giving up.
Training Camp Notes:

Tarell Brown – He said he couldn't focus during yesterday's practice, but he was locked in today. He didn't give up a single catch. A.J. Jenkins could not separate from Brown's coverage. Quarterbacks rarely even looked Brown's way.

So it looks like his offseason conditioning program worked....?
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Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by smithgdwg:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
What would Eddie D. do?

Eddie D would slide the 2 Million under the table.

Hah!


Lol, yeah he would.
hopefully this parlays into an extension. I don't want anything real long term since he's approaching 30 and IMO isn't worth top $ but a 2-4 year deal at the right price would be nice