How does this happen in 2013?!?
The Broncos gave Dumervil’s agent, Marty Magid, a 3 p.m. ET deadline to accept the deal, according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer, but the team didn’t hear from Dumervil’s camp until 1:25 p.m.
The two sides had reached a verbal agreement with 35 minutes to spare before the NFL deadline, but Dumervil’s agent failed to send the fax through on time, according to Darlington. In a bind at 3:59 p.m. ET, the team was forced to waive Dumervil rather than get stuck with paying the full $12 million.
“We had to protect ourselves,” a Broncos source explained to Darlington.
With one of the fax machines apparently on the fritz, the Broncos‘ front office frantically attempted to get Dumervil’s agent to send the paperwork through a more modern channel. Those efforts were in vain, leading a team source to tell Darlington the agent made a “colossal mistake.”
Here is the bio of the agent, Martin Magid. He is not a lawyer, though others on his staff are. This would be a SERIOUS case of legal malpractice. Wow.
This is almost as bad as a bullpen phone not working during the middle of a game! Even MLB is going to cell phones.