We recently received an e-mail from Front Page Sports Management, the agency that represents Chiefs safety Jarrad Page. (Others have received the same message, including at a minimum Nick Wright of KCSP.)
In the message, Page’s agent accuses the team of being vindictive, with a capital “V”. (Seriously.) Here’s the full text, without edits or corrections.
“Jarrad Page requested to be traded away from Kansas City after the third Pre-Season game last year (vs. Seattle Seahawks). We requested a trade again this year on 6/17/2010 for the second time. Beginning in the Pre-Season and continuing all year, Coach Todd Haley mishandled Jarrad last season causing him to end up on IR. (Jarrad never missed a game in his NFL career prior to last season). There has been interest for Jarrad and the Chiefs are blocking legitimate trades. There’s been plenty of time to get a trade done and at this point, in our opinion, it’s clear that the Chiefs are being Vindictive. Front Page Sports Management called Chiefs Front Office on Monday, 7/26/2010 before Training Camp began, to discuss ‘trade request’. Call was returned by member of Front Office who has been involved in Jarrad’s negotiations who claimed, “he didn’t know anything about a trade request and had never heard of it”. A subsequent call made hours later on the same day to the GM has not been returned to this date. Jarrad no longer has a residence in Missouri or Kansas and has moved to California.”
Per the Kansas City Star, Haley declined to discuss the situation.
Page, a five-year veteran, is a restricted free agent. He has refused to sign his tender. Unless and until the Chiefs rescind the tender, they will hold his exclusive rights.