Taking a page from Golden Tate‘s book, newly minted Oakland Raiders cornerback Tarell Brown recently suggested that his contract offer from the San Francisco 49ers was nothing more than a ‘slap in the face‘.
Brown, who signed a one-year, $3.5 million dollar deal with the Raiders earlier this month spent the past seven seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and famously fired his agent after confusion about an offseason workout program.
The veteran defender elected to skip the workout which ended up costing him $2 million dollars in base salary. San Francisco eventually gave him $300,000 dollars over the incident, but he was still out $1.7 million bucks – so it’s understandable that Brown may have a bit of underlying animosity towards the 49ers front office despite wishing them the best.
“[I]t wasn’t what I wanted and it was to me more of a slap in the face,” Brown told Erik Kuselias of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. “But I understand that it’s a business and I understand that they have to do what is best for them and it’s no hard feelings. But what they offered me definitely wasn’t what I wanted and definitely wasn’t worth my value of what I’ve done in this league and how well I played these past 3-4 years in the league. So it’s understandable and like I said there’s never any hard feelings. They are doing a great job over there and I wish them the best.”
It’s not know what San Francisco offered Brown, though given his response, it had to be significantly lower than what the Oakland Raiders decided to pony up.