Originally posted by 60sFan:
Have to admit, it was a little underhanded of the Niners (Paraag), to not alert TB to his workout clause. Smells a lot. That said, the Niners kind of have him by the nads. He probably needs to show his stuff this year to maximize a nice free agency pay day. At the same time, he can't afford to get hurt. He probably can still get a huge pay day anyway, if he sits out. What's your thoughts?
If he sits out, doesn't he lose a season accrued towards free agency? Aside from this he will be a year removed from playing football and teams won't have 2013 film from which to evaluate him. This situation is of his and his agent's own doing. It was their job to make sure T Brown did what he needed to do to get paid just like any of us on our jobs. Yes, it would have been nice of the 49ers to tell him that he needed to be in the offseason program to get paid but they didn't and they weren't bound by contract. T Brown chose to selfishly work out on his own so that he could put out good film to ensure himself of top dollar this upcoming free agency period and believe me I have no problem with that the way NFL players get shafted contractually. Fact is he cost himself $2 million in salary this year in doing so. Now he should be in shape to do what he originally wanted to do anyway but he just paid $2 million to do it. T Brown if he hits free agency is going to go to the highest bidder with no loyalty to the 49ers just like Goldson did and I don't blame him but do we expect the 49ers to do the players any favors in this business relationship? i hope he plays well and gets his money somewhere is all I can say. Good luck!!
[ Edited by Pillbusta on Aug 6, 2013 at 6:56 PM ]