On Tuesday I posted an article about NFL contracts and how much of the reported money isn’t guaranteed. This is a great example.Yahoo Sports is reporting that 49ers CB Tarell Brown voided $2 million worth of his expected $2.95 million income for this season. The money was voided after Brown failed to meet an escalator that simply required Brown to participate in offseason workouts with the 49ers. Brown opted to workout in Texas instead and consequently lost over two-thirds of his expected income.
Cornerback Tarell Brown had triggered a $2 million escalator to his 2013 base salary and was scheduled to earn $2.925 million in the final year of his contract. However, since Brown opted to do his offseason training at his home in Texas, instead of participating in the 49ers’ workout program in Santa Clara, Calif., that escalator has voided and his base salary has returned to his original $925,000, a source with knowledge of Brown’s contract details confirmed to “Shutdown Corner”. Brown was also scheduled to receive a $75,000 workout bonus, but that has vanished, as well.- Yahoo Sports July 25th
The report also suggests the contract issue may linger in to camp.