San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown infamously lost out on $2 million this offseason by missing the team’s offseason program.
At the time, Brown claimed that he didn’t know he was supposed to attend, but remained upbeat.
“When you go through a tough time, all you can do is rely on your family and rely on what you know, and that’s getting back to business and playing ball,” Brown said, according to a report from CSN Bay Area, at the time. “And that’s my focus. It’s an unfortunate situation. It’s something I didn’t know about. And at the end of the day, it’s something I have to deal with and be a man about — be professional.”
Instead of making $2.92 million this season, the starter has been relegated to a base salary of $925,000. Still more money than most humans on Earth make, but far below what many players and NFL starting corners bring in.
The 49ers organization and Brown are looking to make it right, according to a new report.
“There’s going to be money coming in from different avenues (to him), and we’re going to do our best to make it right,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said, according to the report from CSN Bay Area. “What is right? I don’t know the answer to that. We’re going to do our best to make sure that T-Brown feels like he’s been treated fairly by the 49ers organization.
“There are different layers to it to how we can structure and put something together.”
The ‘different avenues’ Baalke is referring to are legal challenges Brown is pursuing against his former agent Brian Overstreet, who the cornerback fired after the agent failed to notify him of the contract stipulation.
However he goes about it, 49ers fans have to hope he gets his money if they want him back next year. Tarell Brown is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.