Originally Posted by Chief Roundup
This agent has how many players that he is responsible for? If the player doesn't ask a direct question reguarding this where the agent would look up that information then it is not the agents fault.
I would imagine that it would be difficult to keep those contracts straight off the top of your head.
If his agent actually said it was okay to not attend, then he is a paid contract lawyer who gave advice that was completely incorrect. Don't give advice without referencing the contract. It will also be interesting to see if this agent had power of attorney.
If he has so many clients that he can't remember this kind of a major detail, then shame on him. And he's paying for it dearly. I am sure it's going to really hurt his ability to get and keep clients.
If you believe Brown, the two talked frequently. How can an agent interact with his client without knowing a thing about contracts, especially when that is your bread and butter? You'd expect it from a lesser educated guy with no contractual experience (it's possible he heard and read the terms but didn't understand it, which is why he hired an attorney). You don't expect that from a guy whose life is built around negotiating contracts.