Originally Posted by Chief Roundup
So he is admitting that he didn't read his contract. That is his fault. I can't blame him for firing his agent. I would feel like the agent cost me the money as well. But the bottom line does not change. It was Browns legal responsibility to know what was in the contract before he signed the contract. He did not do that so he has no one to blame past himself. He probably will not trust his next agent.
If you pay an agent to represent you, and he's the one telling you that it's okay to workout somewhere else, that's advice and counsel. And it's pretty much malpractice because he gave counsel that he absolutely should have known was wrong. People act like we're talking about educated Harvard students who negotiate their contracts. They hire agents who are more than likely reading high level points about the salary. It's possible this clause was barely even communicated to him in the talking points.
That is especially worse if his agent had power of attorney.