When your employer tells you to do something, generally, you do it.
That’s not how San Francisco 49ers defensive back Tarell Brown operates apparently though, as the former Texas Longhorn decided to stay at home and workout this offseason, instead of with the team which was ‘voluntary’.
It was a costly decision that will now leave Brown $2 million dollars lighter in the wallet.
Per Yahoo Sports:
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.
Brown suggested that his body ‘wore down’ at the end of last season and he needed his own ‘special’ workout which he decided to do at his home instead of with the 49ers.