Elvis Dumervil has fired agent Marty Magin. The Denver Broncos defensive end was released by the team on Friday night after his agent failed to deliver his signed contract agreement on-time.
Following Magin’s mess up the NFLPA has launched in investigation into the situation.
Magid has claimed that he sent in Dumervil’s paperwork before the 4 pm ET deadline. The deal included a 2013 salary cut from $12 million to $8 million.
“It’s terrible, but he said he knows what happened and why it happened” Magid told USA Today about a conversation he had with Dumervile on Saturday.
Magid will not stand in the way of Dumervil’s decision and has waived his right as a fired agent to have Dumervil wait five days to hire a new agency.
In response to what is believed to have been a botched fax process, the Denver Broncos asked the NFL to honor the verbal agreement they made for the revised contract, a request that has been denied.
While the Denver Bronco’s came to an agreement at 3:25 pm EST, the restructured contract did not reach the teams fax machine until 4:06 pm EST. Under NFL deadline rules, the team had to release Dumervile at that time.
On Friday night, team president John Elway explained the teams position on the matter:
“Due to the procedural elements that were involved in executing the new proposal, we imposed a 1 p.m. MDT deadline for a decision, one hour before the NFL’s waiver wire at 2 p.m. MDT. Our deadline was clearly communicated to Elvis’ representative. At 1 p.m. MDT, we were informed by Elvis’ representative that he declined our offer. We then prepared Elvis’ termination notice to officially file his release with the NFL office.
“At approximately 1:25 p.m. MDT, however, we were informed that Elvis changed his mind and accepted the same contract we proposed nearly two-and-a-half hours earlier. Although we expressed our concern regarding the time constraints, we were assured that the signed documents would be submitted to us before the league’s waiver deadline.
“We did not receive the documents from Elvis by the league’s deadline and were forced to release him shortly before 2 p.m. MDT.
“Due to this situation, there are now salary-cap implications associated with this transaction that we must consider with regard to potentially re-signing Elvis. At this moment, we are discussing all of our free-agency options to determine what’s best for the Denver Broncos.”
According to Magid, he didn’t receive the papers back until 3:45 pm ET. According to Magid, he had Dumervil wait by the fax machine to sign and fax back the agreed upon offer.
Now with his release from the Denver Bronco’s, Dumervile is expected to hear from other team owners following their Wednesday owner meetings.
Elvis Dumervil was under a six-year, $61.5 million control with the Broncos, a deal he agreed to in 2010. Dumervil had the second most sacks for Denver during the 2012-2013 NFL season.
Do you think the league should have accepted the contract that was just six minutes late in arriving?