Tarell Brown’s agent, or shall I say former agent, is lucky to only get fired. Brown could have very well choked him out and everybody would’ve understood.
All Brown apparently had to do was participate in a little offseason workout program; lift some weights, run some sprints, go through some drills, you know the usual stuff, and he would’ve received the $2 million. Too bad his agent Brian Overstreet never let his client know about this little two million dollar contractual obligation.
So Brown misses out on $2 million and will instead make $925,000 this season. He immediately fired Overstreet, we’re told, via Twitter.
Per the Associated Press (via USA Today Sports): Brown had been due to earn $2.925 million in salary for the 2013 season. The 28-year-old Brown, who is entering his contract year and currently without an agent, worked out on his own this offseason — something he said he has routinely done.
Had he known about the $2 million, he would have done things differently. “No one wants to leave money on the table,” Brown said. “If I would have known the clauses in my contract — that’s what agents get paid to do, to orchestrate the contract and to 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 you have to be let go. We all are held accountable for our actions. This is part of the business.”
Brown was still in shock after the Niners’ initial training camp practice, having known about the issue for only a matter of hours.