Last week, I made a nice trade in my fantasy baseball league that I also commish. It was a deal the other owner and I had been discussing, but we needed to establish specifics before formally accepting the trade (draft picks being moved, etc). Early in the week, we were at a local bar where he bartends. We discussed the specifics and had a deal in place; he wanted to talk about the trade so we stepped outside for a few moments. I sent him a note later that night writing out the players and picks being moved in the deal and asked if he approved it. He wrote back saying he approved.
At this point, I make the trade official. It goes through the 2-day voting window successfully and the trade is league-approved.
The following day, my friend comes over and says he doesn't feel like doing the trade anymore, he wants more in return.
I told him that after I received his agreement confirmation, I submitted the trade and it had been league-approved the day before; it's too late. He then says he was drunk so the trade is no good. I explained:
-While he was bartending, he did not appear drunk (was coherent, aware of what was going on).
-He agreed to the trade twice; verbally and in writing. I need written confirmation for all trades in our league.
-I would not have talked trade with him if it was visible he was influenced. He was coherent and seemed normal.
So, what's the general policy with these things - trades where an owner claims he is drunk or intoxicated? He is cool about the deal now, it's not all that lopsided (if at all). Our trade has been processed. Just curious moving forward.