Payne Haas sued by former manager, salary, contract details, Brisbane Broncos, court hearing, updates, reaction

There has been a twist in the clash between Payne Haas and his former player manager Chris Orr, with the Brisbane Broncos star now being sued for more than $200,000 as the striker covered up a serious breach of the code of the game. road.

This is according to a report by The Sydney Morning HeraldWednesday night, which revealed Haas is now facing a counterclaim from Orr for unpaid commission costs of $201,200 in the NSW Supreme Court.

It was reported earlier in February this year that Haas was seeking to recover the agent fee he paid Orr in the Supreme Court, claiming his former manager had a conflict of interest and failed to follow the rules. agents must follow.

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As a result, Haas brought a civil action against Orr and Original Pro Sports Pty Ltd, which trades as Pacific Sports Management.

Now, however, Orr has filed a counterclaim as details of Haas’ contract dispute and his proposed new deal have come to light in court documents obtained by the herald.

In it, Orr claims he negotiated a $5.75 million contract with the Broncos, which would make Haas the richest forward in the game.

Haas was reportedly ‘hesitant’ to sign the contract in July last year, however, and has since signed fellow NRL agent Tyran Smith.

Orr’s counterclaim argued that by not signing the $5.75 million contract, Haas failed to live up to the principles of their agreement.

Orr argued that the 22-year-old’s actions caused his company “a loss of reputation and goodwill…particularly with the Broncos and NRL,” according to documents obtained by the herald.

Haas denied Orr’s claims about the deal, arguing that his legal team told his ex-agent’s lawyers in November that he intended to terminate his player agent contract.

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At this point, court documents alleged Haas is pocketing $748,000 this season, with his salary rising to $798,000 in 2023 and $848,000 next year.

Apart from the contract dispute, Orr also alleged that the Brisbane prop concealed an off-field indiscretion that earned him a fine from the Broncos.

Orr claims his company – Original Pro Sports – suffered damages for helping Haas fail to notify the Broncos of a charge for driving without a license and using his cellphone while driving in 2019.

Orr’s counterclaim also alleges that Original Pro Sports suffered “significant expense” in helping Haas resolve a number of other off-field incidents.

Haas’ first strike with the Broncos saw him suspended for four games and fined $20,000 for refusing to cooperate fully with the NRL’s Integrity Unit in relation to two off-field incidents involving family members just weeks before the traffic violations.

He was later arrested in January 2020 for an incident in which he was accused of intimidating a female police officer. This resulted in a $50,000 fine from the NRL and a three-game suspension. He pleaded guilty and was given a two-year good behavior bond, with no recorded conviction.

Haas has denied the latest allegations in Orr’s counterclaim, according to the herald report.

The Broncos released a statement regarding the situation on Thursday, after speaking to the NRL’s Integrity Unit.

“The Integrity Unit has confirmed that the club’s reporting and processes for dealing with the incident, which included a formal process, were appropriate and that no further action is required,” the statement read.

“Furthermore, the 2019 issue itself was widely reported in the media at the time.”

Haas is out of contract at the end of the 2024 season and is expected to join the NRL’s $1million club if he accepts the Broncos’ latest extension offer.