The NFLPA has handed down discipline on Elvis Dumervil’s former agent, Marty Magid, the one responsible for the ‘fax snafu’ that is the reason the talented pass rusher is a member of the Baltimore Ravens as opposed to still being a Denver Bronco. The penalties handed down included a $25,000 fine and have suspended him as a certified contract advisor for 6 months.
David Cornwell, Magid’s attorney is confident the punishment will not stand. He released the following statement:
“The NFLPA’s imposition of discipline is ill-advised and its announcement of discipline before Marty exhausts his appeal rights is indefensible. 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.”
The NFLPDA has left the door open for further punishment. For their own part, the Denver Broncos have not commented on the situation, but have kept a record of documents over the situation. As expected, they are not happy with how things turned out and would have really liked Dumervil in the fold this year.
Although the Broncos tried to resign Dumervil after this fell through, Dumvervil had fired Magid, hired Tom Condon and signed the deal with the Ravens. Dumervil currently has 5.5 sacks on the season.