Robert Griffin III’s former agent is suing him for breach of contract, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday.
The agent, Ben Dogra, alleges that Griffin has failed to pay him nearly $659,000 in fees related to the negotiation of marketing and endorsement agreements since 2014. Dogra claims he and Griffin entered into an oral agreement in which the quarterback would pay 15 percent of his earnings to Dogra.
Griffin, who is now a backup quarterback with the Baltimore Ravens, fired Dogra in 2018. His new agent did not immediately reply to a request for comment Tuesday.
Dogra was once one of the most prominent agents in football. However, he was fired by CAA Sports in 2014, and his certification was later revoked by the NFL Players’ Association. He has since been reinstated by the union.
Griffin, 29, signed a two-year contract with the Ravens last week to remain the backup to starter Lamar Jackson. A Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor, he was selected No. 2 overall in the 2012 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins and subsequently won the league’s offensive rookie of the year award before a string of injuries derailed his career.
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