NFLPA suspends former Dumervil agent after fax machine mishap

AP

In March the Broncos released Elvis Dumervil — despite having a verbal agreement in place for a new contract — because Dumervil’s agent didn’t fax the signed contract to the Broncos in time. That resulted in Dumervil firing agent Marty Magid, and now it has resulted in the players’ union cracking down on Magid as well.

The NFL Players Association has announced that its Committee on Agent Regulation and Discipline suspended Magid’s certification for six months and fined him $25,000.

A statement from the NFLPA says that the union “determined that the negligence of Magid, former certified contractor advisor for Elvis Dumervil, contributed to the events that led to the Denver Broncos’ release of Dumervil in March 2013.”

Magid has the right to appeal the fine and suspension before an arbitrator.

Things worked out OK in the end for Dumervil, who ended up signing a five-year, $26 million contract with the Ravens. But the NFLPA also said it is still considering action against the Broncos for conduct that may have violated Dumervil’s rights under the CBA.

32 responses to “NFLPA suspends former Dumervil agent after fax machine mishap

  1. I was born in 1980, but I wish I was born 20 years prior to grow up in a real era when sports were ran and played by real men with real love for the game. This has become an absolute joke.

  2. What action against the Broncos? His agent didn’t send the fax in on time and Denver had to cut him.
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    If you read the top link in the article, it says that the Broncos tried to make last minute changes to Dumervil’s contract, which contributed to the fax delay. That might be what the NFLPA is talking about.

  3. This is too much, too damn funny! The agent gets suspended for 6 months for not sending a fax on time but the players can use roid’s , PHD’s, submit fake urine samples, have flagrant and illegal hits on players and they get their hands slapped and slapped and slapped again. I agree with the above poster, the NFL use to be real football played by real men who played for the love of the game. Now a player gets a hangnail and they want to sit out for a month because they don’t want to hurt their income potential. I remember when players played with casts on and got themselves healthy in the offseason. I can’t believe that Jim Brown had the career he had without having a ACL, MCL, PCL tear. When Chuck Knoll, Bud Grant, Tom Landry coached, a player wouldn’t think about coming off the field for a minor injury or even for a “breather” for fear of not getting back in the game.

  4. Apparently Magid sent the contract by way of PDF format attached to an email, which is frowned upon by the league.

  5. Has it indeed worked out well for Dumervil?
    He had to walk away from the team that drafted him, the home he had built for him and the community that loved him and he loved.
    His former team is in line to make the playoffs and his current team is not.
    It doesn’t always boil down to merely the money.

  6. If Dumervil had a good agent… he would be on a Super Bowl quality team not on a rudderless sinking ship with no leadership.

  7. Beeeeep. Eeeeereerreeee. Hehawwwwwhewahhhh. Ererrreeeee.
    Rrrrrrrre. Eeeeeeeee. Whahwhawhaaaaa.

    Hold on a sec, I think that’s my 20 million dollar contract coming through.

    Can you still send faxes at 7/11 for $1? And is the dollar covered in his contract for legal expenses?

  8. Why use a crappy old fax in the first place? They frown on email attachments???

    What if it was out of paper? Who do they fine then?

  9. Dont get it with all the NEW technology they couldnt email it or scan it or tweet it or facebook it or even been on the phone saying its on its way you should be getting it now. If you really wanted to keep him a 5 minute grace period would have been just fine.

  10. blackstrat says: Oct 22, 2013 5:44 PM

    Has it indeed worked out well for Dumervil?
    He had to walk away from the team that drafted him, the home he had built for him and the community that loved him and he loved.
    His former team is in line to make the playoffs and his current team is not.
    It doesn’t always boil down to merely the money.
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    He’s a professional athlete. It’s always about money. Did he want to stay? Sure, but at the right price. Why do you think it took too long to get the contract figured out. Both parties screwed up.

    On a side note: the NFL needs to switch to scanned email documents.

  11. It almost sounds like Denver wanted this to happen…if Denver truly wanted Dumervil there, he would be there. Maybe they were hoping to cut him then sign him at a bargain…

  12. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 22, 2013 6:09 PM

    Anyone notice how these things don’t happen in Pittsburgh?
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    You, ah, sure you want to bring that up with the shape your team is in lately? Your fax machine might be the only thing doing its job right in that organization lately.

  13. There is no way any action can be taken against the Broncos. They did nothing wrong. They were never obligated to sign him to a new deal or even offer him a contract of any kind. They could have done so or released him prior to the deadline or live with the extra money due.

    It is more plausible that the player/agent slow-rolled the fax by a couple minutes in order to later sue (and likely win) the ton of money that would have been due had they not cut him. The Broncos cut him when they had to. What else was he to do but fire the agent? The agent can’t say anything about it (IF that’s what happened) because of sanctions. It’s easier to say it is a simple mistake and the team had blame also but that may not be the case at all.

  14. freshnsoclean says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:30 PM
    I was born in 1980, but I wish I was born 20 years prior to grow up in a real era when sports were ran and played by real men with real love for the game. This has become an absolute joke.
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    Back in those days the players weren’t genetic freaks. If you took a team in this era of football against a team back then half the players would be out of the game by halftime.

    Science has come a long ways too. I know what your saying, but 10 years of professional football is a sliver of life as to what what kind of quality of life you want in your future. Plus back then you weren’t treated like a commodity…

  15. mediasloppy says:
    Oct 22, 2013 7:45 PM
    …Plus back then you weren’t treated like a commodity…
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    That started when the players started treating themselves like a commodity and forced free agency into the CBA.

  16. Ummmm I would say this worked out better for Denver. We didnt want to pay him 26 mill…thats just nuts for a one trick pony. Dume cant stop the run, he can only RUSH!

    So then we went out and got Phillips for 2 mill, who by the way is doing better than Dume with 6.5 sacks already AND he stops the run. Then signed Welker for 2 years AND signed DRC.

    Go ahead NFLPA and try and take action against the Broncos because its not going to get you anywhere! Its Elvis own fault for waiting so late to decide and his own agents fault for not sending the proper documents. Next time dont trust Kinkos with a 26 mill deal you baffoons!!!!!!

    Glad Denver won in this deal.

    Next.

  17. Can you imagine how much his reputation and client-base went down after this whole debacle? I can just picture him calling up new players.. “hey it’s Marty Magid, and I am wondering if I could represent you in your upcoming sports career”. Player: “wait wait wait a second, are you the fax machine guy?”. Marty: “well yes, that isn’t one of my brightest moment bu-“. (hangs up).

  18. “Things worked out OK in the end for Dumervil, who ended up signing a five-year, $26 million contract with the Ravens.”
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    Oh yes, I’m sure Dumervil loves watching his current O regularly go 3 & out, and be stuck on the field for long drive after long drive. He’d hate to be in Denver watching Manning control the clock and give him a big lead so he can pin his ears back and do what he does best.

  19. Denver could use Elvis right about now. They have generated a pass rush mostly using blitzes and have had trouble getting to the qb when they do blitz. Elvis also created fumbles, something this Bronco team does rarely. Elvis seems to be doing okay with Baltimore too but im sure he would rather be in Denver winning……

  20. “I sucking agent down, 100 to go”

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    I’m not sure which I liked more…
    the hilarious post, or that (by 9 to 0)
    other posters are egging him on. 🙂

  21. slobberknocker, did you really just cite a Justim Timberlake song/lyric/story? Let me guess, you also like dancing with the stars.

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