Originally Posted by LoneWolf
Oh FFS, it's not the teams or the agents job to remind this jackass that he has a workout clause in his contract. I'm 100% positive this was covered with the player when the contract was signed. An agent is not a babysitter. They are paid to negotiate the contract, disclose the parameters of that contract to the player, and take care of any other legal issues such as endorsements that the player may have. It's the players responsibility to listen to what the agent tells them is in the contract and act on that information accordingly.
Anyone who has ever worked with a head hunter to find an acquire a job knows this.
Actually, IT IS THE AGENT'S JOB to remind this jackass that he has a workout clause in his contract. That's one of the reasons the player pays the agent.
Your headhunter analogy is completely wrong. You don't pay the headhunter (unless you're desperate and you have no marketable skills). The company that hires you and pays your salary pays the headhunter. Your relationship with the headhunter terminates as soon as you accept the job offer.
The player's relationship with the agent is ongoing. It's totally different.