May 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) is interviewed after organized team activities at the Under Armour Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - Marty Magid has been suspended six months and fined $25,000 for his role in not getting Elvis Dumervil's contract to the the Denver Broncos in time, the NFLPA announced Tuesday.
The Committee on Agent Regulation and Discipline (CARD) said Magid committed actions that "adversely impact his ability to serve as a Certified Contract Advisor."
Dumervil fired Magid on March 16, the day after the agent did not the paperwork on Dumervil's restructured contract to the Broncos before the deadline. Dumervil and the Broncos had agreed to a deal at 1:25 p.m. mountain time on March 15, 35 minutes before the 2 p.m. deadline. However, the team did not get the fax until 2:06, six minutes past the deadline.
Two weeks later, Dumervil signed a five-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens.
After the incident, Broncos executive vice president John Elway released a statement that said: "Due to the procedural elements that were involved in executing the new proposal, we imposed a 1 p.m. MDT deadline for a decision, one hour before the NFL's waiver wire at 2 p.m. MDT. Our deadline was clearly communicated to Elvis' representative. At 1 p.m. MDT, we were informed by Elvis' representative that he declined our offer. We then prepared Elvis' termination notice to officially file his release with the NFL office.
"At approximately 1:25 p.m. MDT, however, we were informed that Elvis changed his mind and accepted the same contract we proposed nearly two-and-a-half hours earlier. Although we expressed our concern regarding the time constraints, we were assured that the signed documents would be submitted to us before the league's waiver deadline.
"We did not receive the documents from Elvis by the league's deadline and were forced to release him shortly before 2 p.m. MDT."
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