Jarrad Page's agent calls Chiefs "vindictive"

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.

14 responses to “Jarrad Page's agent calls Chiefs "vindictive"

  1. I hope the Detroit Lions can work a trade for a 5th or 6th rounder next year for him, he’d do nicely next to Louis Delmas and havng Randy Phillips for backup

  2. As a KC resident, I heard on the radio this morning that the Chiefs have honored his request, and have traded Page to the Royals for OF David DeJesus.

  3. PFTiswhatitis says:
    August 7, 2010 2:51 PM
    Such is life when you sign a contract.
    He is not under contract he is a restricted free agent ………

  4. Don’t piss off Pioli.
    Now you can just sit on the sidelines and not earn any money at all Mr. Page
    The Chiefs are on the way back and do not want or need cancers like you on the team.
    No, Pioli will not trade you. Now that your bro sent the email/demand letter to the media you will languish out of football until the Chiefs hold no more rights over you.
    real smart move you and your bro made…………..NOT!

  5. My God, can’t anybody write a properly constructed business communication anymore?

  6. Page is in the right: egoli & hailme aka ‘the idots deux’ ARE vindictive. Just like Bernard Pollard did in 2009 Jarrad will (hopefully) go elsewhere and rub KC’s nose in it yet again. I can’t wait till eg & ha suffer yet another season double-digit losses in 2010 & are yanked out KC by the neck.

  7. That might all be true, but what really matters is Kansas City had a punter that was better than Ray Guy, and he’s not in the HOF either.

  8. At the beginning of this whole thing I was more in the Page camp. However, having read the comments of his agent, I’m beginning to switch.
    First of all we have to take the agents comments with a grain of salt. They are going to be slanted in the favor of his client. I do marriage counseling and have learned you can NEVER draw conclusions off of one side of the story.
    Do I believe Page was asked, encouraged, and pushed to play through an injury? Yes. but you can’t stop there. You have to ask why? Was he cleared by the medical staff to be able to play without causing further damage? Prior to that point, was Page viewed as dogging it in practice thus giving the perception he just didn’t want to dress for a preseason game? If he were able to play through the same injury 2 seasons ago (as the agent said, why not now?
    Do I believe there have been trade offers for Page? Yes. But you can’t stop there. You have to ask what the offers were? Was it a 7th round pick? 6th round? Conditional 7th? If yes, why would the Chiefs jump on those offers? Holding on to Page right now does not hurt the Chiefs. He’s not counted against the roster, he’s not in the lockerroom being a cancer and he does not have a salary that has to be paid. If they don’t get a legitimate offer that will improve the team in the future, they can simply put him on the did not report list and make him sit for the year. Page has very little leverage.
    That being said here is the leverage he has. SIGN THE TENDER!!! That will cause the Chiefs to HAVE to do something with him. They’d have to cut somebody else to keep him. Best case is they cut him 5 minutes after he signs. Worst case is they make him pass the conditioning test, work him like a dog through camp running with the 3rd and 4th team and then cut at the last cut. He doesn’t have another option. Signing the tender now does give him a deadline though.

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