What a bumpy ride this day turned out to be. Will the drama ever cease?
After waiting all day for the Fat Lady to Sing and proclaim Elvis Dumervil's desire to remain a member of the Denver Broncos, jubilation spanned the breadth of Broncos Country as we were told that he had made the decision to stay. But before the mirth could encircle the globe, mere minutes elapsing, a resounding moan began upon learning that Doom's Agent, Marty Magid failed to get the signed document sent to the NFL Office in New York City.
At that point, all hell broke loose.
The Broncos had covered their bases just like they said they would, and notified the league office of Elvis' release at 1:59 pm MT, a minute before Dumervil's contract was guaranteed for the 2013 season.
When all this happened, Act II of the Dumervil drama began. Perhaps you've seen or at least heard of the movie, "He said, She said." Yes, the blame game began and it really doesn't matter which of the 3 stories you believe. What's done is done and one fact remains---Elvis Dumervil is no longer a member of the Denver Broncos.
That said, there are a few scenarios that can now happen:
- The Broncos can sign Elvis to a new deal and defer a Signing Bonus to the future.
- Elvis can sign with the Broncos for a lesser amount and sue his Agent to recoup the loss.
- Dumervil can take his chances with Free Agency.
Will Elvis be signed back? Elway:"We’re going to talk about all our options. We’re going to let things settle down and see what happens.’— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 15, 2013
John Elway's full statement can be found here.
For those of you on the ledge, I leave you with this:
"And if you are not a bird, then beware of coming to rest above an abyss." --- Friedrich Nietzsche
I don't expect this will go away anyime soon, so I nominate March 15th as "Doomsday in Denver."