San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown lost $2 million simply because he worked out in Texas rather than California during the offseason.
Brown was scheduled to make $2.925 million in the final year of a six-year deal, but unbeknownst to him, there was a escalator clause that stipulated that he participate in a voluntary workout program with the team. Because Brown trained at his home in Texas, his contract reverted to the $925,000 base salary.
On Thursday, Brown fired his agent, Brian Overstreet, because of the oversight.
"I no longer have an agent as of now," Brown said after practice, according to Sacramento Bee. "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, who has six interceptions the past two seasons, hopes to discuss the situation with the 49ers in an effort to recoup some of the money.