Tarell Brown, the San Francisco starting cornerback, lost $2 million dollars in salary when he did not show up to offseason workouts, as first reported by Yahoo Sports. Brown had triggered an escalator in his contract that increased his base salary for 2013, but that provision was voided when he did not attend the OTA’s.
Needless to say, Brown was not happy when he learned about it via Twitter yesterday, and fired his agent.
How did Tarell Brown find out he’d forfeited $2 million in base salary: “Twitter,” he said. #49ers
— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) July 26, 2013
Brown had talked about leaving it up to his agent to determine if he would hold out for a new contract. Not anymore, and it will be hard to make up that difference. Ouch. Meanwhile, that amount goes straight to cap savings for the San Francisco 49ers, who are now $7.4 million under the cap.
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