Jan 28, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers corner back Tarell Brown (21) speaks during a press conference at the Marriott New Orleans game to discuss Super Bowl XLVII to be held February 3, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Tyler Kaufman-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers: Tarell Brown Fires Agent After Losing $2 Million


San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown lost $2 million because he didn’t show up for offseason workouts, according to Yahoo! Sports. Brown has a clause in his contract that mandates for him to show up at the team’s facility, which he didn’t do.

Instead, Brown worked out alone at his home in Texas. Because of this breach, his salary for the 2013-2014 season drops from $2.925 million to $925,000, which is quite a substantial loss.

Brown says he found out about the miscue on Twitter, and he has also fired his agent, Brian Overstreet.

“I no longer have an agent as of now,” Brown told Matt Barrows of 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.”

If I were Brown, I would have kept Overstreet as my agent because he would be responsible for making up that $2 million. Perhaps it doesn’t come now, but somewhere down the road, the agent would surely do everything in his power to get Brown the money that he shouldn’t have lost.

$2 million is a lot of money, especially in football, where the average career span is less than seven years. When Brown retires, you can bet that he will be kicking himself when looking back at this gargantuan mistake.

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  • loverpoint

    Eric He- you are one crazy fool.

    To suggest that Brown keep Overstreet as his agent so that his agent can make up the money for Brown is absurd. Have you ever hear of the words of wisdon ” Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me”, you are suggesting that Brown keep Overstreet around so he can get burned again. Overstreet is a lousy agent and I’m sure many future players are going to keep their distance from this lazy leach.

    Overstreet neglected his responsibilities that he is paid by Brown to perform, the job of the agent is to help his client make money by getting good a contract and by drumming up endorsement money, or other off season gigs. The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) should now be coming to Browns defense and they should make sure that Overstreet pay him the money he would have been paid by the 49ers ( $2,000,000.00 ) or make sure that Overstreet is blackballed from the NFL and never works as an NFL agent ever again.

    • goldenbaysports

      Ric Bucher of 95.7 The Game brought up the idea that Brown should keep his agent earlier today and Bucher said that he’s heard of similar situations where the agent has made up the cash to the player. The agent will feel like he owes something to the player, and that may give him extra motivation to negotiate a bigger contract, etc., in the future.

      Everyone makes mistakes. I’m sure if you were Overstreet you would want a second chance.

      And your idea that Brown should pay the money to Brown directly is absurd. Terell Brown violated his contract, and that’s his fault, not his agent’s.
      Yes, the agent should have reminded him, but ultimately Brown signed the contract and he is liable for everything on it. He should have been aware that $2 million of his salary depended on simply showing up to team headquarters. He shouldn’t need his agent to remind him of that unless he didn’t read his own contract, which he should considering that there’s millions of dollars at stake.