NFL

Agent slapped in Dumervil matter

Share This Story

Alex Marvez

Alex Marvez is a Senior NFL Writer for FOXSports.com. He has covered the NFL for the past 18 seasons as a beat writer and is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America. He also is a frequent host on Sirius XM NFL Radio.

MORE>>
   
 

Sports agent Marty Magid was suspended for six months and fined $25,000 by the NFL Players Association on Tuesday in connection with a much-publicized scandal regarding contract negotiations between the Denver Broncos and Elvis Dumervil, FOX Sports has learned.

fox sports insiders

INSIDE INFORMATION

Looking for the latest news from around the NFL? Our Insiders got you covered.

The Broncos thought in March that they had reached agreement with Magid and Dumervil on a restructured contract to lower the defensive end's 2013 base salary from $12 million to $8 million.

But —  the Broncos said — Magid failed to have the signed deal faxed back to the team before a contractual deadline. The team said the fax arrived seven minutes late. Magid has said the contract was faxed ahead of the deadline but did not arrive until several minutes later.

Denver then released Dumervil to avoid having to guarantee payment of the $12 million salary.

Magid, who represents multiple NFL players, led by Ravens running back Bernard Pierce, will appeal the suspension. Magid had already retained a lawyer in the matter back in March.

“The NFLPA’s imposition of discipline is ill-advised and its announcement of discipline before Marty exhausts his appeal rights is indefensible,” Magid’s attorney David Cornwell wrote in a statement sent to FOX Sports.

“The NFLPA knows discipline is stayed pending the appeal and trying to circumvent the appeal process with a premature announcement of discipline is unconscionable. Marty will appeal. Marty will win.

“The discipline will not stand. The NFLPA made general and unsupportable assertions of negligence against Marty and then ignored or created facts to support its disciplinary decision. Marty represented Elvis Dumervil’s interests effectively and consistent with the standards imposed on him by the NFLPA’s agent regulations. We are confident our arbitrator will agree.”

Dumervil — one of the NFL's top pass rushers — fired Magid after the snafu. Dumervil later signed a five-year, $26.5 million contract with Baltimore that included $8.5 million in guaranteed money.

NEED SOME? GET SOME

Feed your NFL addiction! Come feast on all the news in our updating blog.

The NFLPA’s Committee on Agent Regulation and Discipline (CARD) ruled that Magid’s negligence contributed to Dumervil’s release. The players union also determined that Magid violated revisions of its regulations governing contract advisers.

The Magid ruling does not prevent the NFLPA from pursuing action against the Broncos regarding Dumervil’s release. The union may file a grievance claiming the Broncos violated the collective-bargaining agreement as well as Dumervil’s rights under that labor pact.

Tagged: Broncos, Ravens, Elvis Dumervil

More Stories From Alex Marvez

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


NFL Videos

Niners' legal troubles Posted: Apr 16, 2014
FOX NFL insider Mike Garafolo gives an update on Aldon Smith and Colin Kaepernic...

NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - New York Giants Posted: Apr 15, 2014
Peter Schrager breaks down what the Giants need from the 2014 NFL Draft.

NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Chicago Bears Posted: Apr 15, 2014
Peter Schrager breaks down what the Bears need from the 2014 NFL Draft.