Atlanta Falcons Could Recoup $20 Million From Vick


Oh, Michael Vick, who ever said the road to redemption was a smooth one? Maybe you should start praying harder because the hole that you dug yourself continues to get bigger.

An arbitrator made a key ruling today that allows the Atlanta Falcons to recoup $19.97 million in bonuses from suspended quarterback Vick.

The ruling stated that the Falcons are entitled to pursue the recovery of signing, option and roster bonuses because payments to Vick were for future services that can’t be earned because the NFL has indefinitely suspended Vick.

The Falcons said Vick used money from his bonuses to fund his illegal dog fighting activities and the team seeks to recoup the bonuses he has been paid over the last three years.

In a press release, the team stated: “We are certainly pleased with today’s ruling by NFL Special Master Stephen Burbank. It is the first step in a process that our club has undertaken in an attempt to recoup significant salary-cap space that will allow us to continue to build our football team today and in future years.”

The NFL Players Association disagreed with the decision and said they will be appealing the ruling.

Source: AJC, USA Today

(Thanks menusux)

9 Responses to “Atlanta Falcons Could Recoup $20 Million From Vick”

  1. Pit Bull Lover says:


  2. Nora and Rufus says:

    Wellllll. And Vic, who continued to NOT PAY his bills, among other things, when he earned millions of dollars..continues to perpetuate the stereotype that all his supporters cried that he was wrongly stamped with. What do ya think of THAT, Tom Joyner Morning show???

  3. Lynn says:

    What goes around, comes around. Right back at you, Vick!

  4. Stan says:

    But he did say this: “I offer my deepest apologies to everybody out there in the world who was affected by this whole situation,” he said, “and if I’m more disappointed with myself than anything it’s because of all the young people, young kids that I let down, who look at Michael Vick as a role model.”
    Most likely over a large blunt of weed, oh wait he does not do drugs, no wait again he failed at that too! Lets see there must be something he has done right? OK, well maybe not! Hehee!

  5. Debra says:

    I see bankruptcy in my crystal ball for vick and rightfully so

  6. Bridgett says:

    MV, there is a scripture in the Bible that says you will reap what you sow.

  7. HB says:

    While I despise what Vick has done, I don’t see any need for the commentary in the first paragraph…Maybe that’s just me.

  8. Stefani says:

    Yeeehaaa. Boo hiss to the NFL players assn. This is only part of what he deserves.


  9. CINDY WALSH says:


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