(Sports Network) - The NFL Players Association has suspended and fined Elvis
Dumervil's former agent for a paperwork snafu that led to the player's release
by the Denver Broncos in March.
Marty Magid's certification as an NFLPA contract advisor was suspended for six
months and he was fined $25,000, the NFLPA said Tuesday.
The union says Magid's "negligence" contributed to the events surrounding
The Broncos had been negotiating with the defensive end and his agent on a
deal that reportedly would have reduced his salary from $12 million to $8
million for this season.
Dumervil rejected, then accepted the offer, according to the team. But after
an NFL deadline to submit Dumervil's contract paperwork wasn't faxed in time,
the Broncos released him.
Dumervil, 29, fired Magid and signed with the Baltimore Ravens after six years
with the Broncos. He led the NFL with 17 sacks in 2009 and had 11 last season.
He has 5 1/2 sacks and 19 tackles in seven games for Baltimore.
Magid can appeal the penalties leveled by the NFLPA's Committee on Agent
Regulation and Discipline
The NFLPA said its decision to discipline Magid doesn't mean it can't take
action against the Broncos for conduct it says may have violated the league's
collective bargaining agreement with the union and Dumervil's right under the
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