A Pittsburgh attorney told a federal judge that running back Tony Dorset of the Dallas Cowboys reneged on a payment he had promised to make for help in negotiating a contract.
Stephen Sokol of Consolidated Management Enterprise Inc. is suing for $81,000 in a civil suit.
Sokol testified that after Dorsett had approached him at the Cowboys' 1980 training camp the two reached an oral agreement that he would renegotiate the players's contract.
Dorsett and another agent then settled seven, one-year contracts that paid Dorsett more than $2 million.
"My understanding was that I would get 3% no matter who negotiated the contract," Sokol said.