Tarell Brown was in a very bad mood when he arrived in Santa Clara for 49ers training camp.
The seventh-year cornerback learned Thursday that his decision to complete his offseason workouts at home in Texas instead of at the team facility had cost him $2 million — more than half of his annual salary.
Brown, whose base salary has been dropped from $2.925 million to $925,000, told reporters that he was never informed of the workout incentive by his agent and only found out after Yahoo! Sports’ Brian McIntyre posted the details of the contract on Twitter. That agent, Brian Overstreet, has since been fired.
How did Tarell Brown find out he’d forfeited $2 million in base salary: “Twitter,” he said. #49ers—
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“I no longer have an agent as of now,” Brown said, according to the Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows. “… 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.”
Brown played in all 16 games for the Niners last season, recording 57 tackles and two interceptions. He reportedly plans to sit down with the team in an attempt to recoup some of his lost income.
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