Originally Posted by LoneWolf
Why are you so eager to accept the word of the player who just gave up 2 million dollars? Do you honestly think the agent never mentioned a 2 million dollar workout clause in this players contract?
It's not the agents responsibility to to make sure the player is following through with his obligations after the player has been told about the parameters of his contract. This is an employment contract and it is the employee's responsibility to know what is in his contract. You here all the time players say "it's a business". Well, dumbass, act like it's a business and take care of your side of the business.
The agent gets 3% commission on the workout clause. If the agent knew the clause existed, don't you think he would have been pushy about it? It seems to me that didn't happen, and that Brown genuinely did not know it was there. It looks like an oversight on both their parts.
If the agent who knows the contract gives advice and counsel that is incorrect, then it's his obligation to know the right answer before giving it. It's not like you can claim he had incomplete information. It sounds like he knew Brown wasn't attending and didn't check to see if that was okay, even worse if he was asked if it was okay and said "it's okay." Of course Brown bears some responsibility. But the agent is getting PAID to offer services and clearly failed, and of the two guys, the agent is the one with the expertise to fully understand the contract implications.