Friday, July 26, 2013

Tarell Brown says he’s fired agent after losing $2 million salary increase

49ers cornerback Tarell Brown indicated Thursday that he has fired agent Brian Overstreet after losing a $2 million salary bump for 2013 by not taking part in the club’s offseason workouts.

“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, OTAs, things of that sort,” Brown said Thursday of Overstreet, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “That’s what he got paid to do. He didn’t do that. So, in my opinion, you have to be let go. We all are held accountable for our actions and it’s just part of the business.”

There’s a five-day waiting period for a player to change representation from when the firing becomes official.

Per the Chronicle, Brown — who told reporters he found out about the salary loss via Twitter — indicated he was thinking about his compensation reduction while practicing on Thursday.

“It definitely was hard to concentrate just because my mind was somewhere else,” Brown said, according to the Chronicle. “But this is a business. And I understand that. And I have a job to do. The 49ers are paying me to do a job. I have to come out here, regardless of what’s going on off the field, personal or financial.”

Certainly, these are circumstances that could test just about anyone’s focus.

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