Vick To Only Pay $3.75 Million Of $20 Million Bonus Received From Falcons

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A U.S. District judge ruled on Monday that Michael Vick will only have to repay $3.75 million of the $20 million bonus that the Atlanta Falcons was trying to recover from Vick.

A previous arbitrator had ruled that Vick had to pay the Falcons $20 million in bonuses because of his prison sentence and his indefinite suspension by the NFL. But Judge David Doty overturned this decision.

Rich McKay, president of the Falcons, stated, “While we are disappointed by Judge Doty’s decision, this ruling does not affect our salary cap management for the 2008 season. Any potential recovery would have only affected our 2009 salary cap. As to our future legal strategies, we will meet with our legal representatives to more fully understand our options before making that determination.”

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello expressed his criticism towards the ruling, “It makes no sense that an individual who willfully violates his contract is entitled to be paid tens of millions of dollars even though he is in jail and providing no services whatsoever to his employer.”

Doty ruled that all but $3.75 million of the money the Falcons sought was non-signing bonus money.

If Vick repays the Falcons $3.75 million, the Falcons would receive a credit for that amount toward the salary cap a year after receiving the money. If Vick never pays the money, the Falcons never receive the credit.

In other Vick related news, a default judgment for $1.08 million has been entered against Vick and his business partner in a lawsuit over a loan for an Atlanta-area wine shop and restaurant.

Wachovia Bank filed the federal lawsuit several months ago saying that Vick and his partner failed to make monthly payments and that Vick’s obligations were “impaired due to recent events involving Defendant Vick.”

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, 11Alive

(Thanks menusux)

14 Responses to “Vick To Only Pay $3.75 Million Of $20 Million Bonus Received From Falcons”

  1. Sharon says:

    Is the US District judge a Bush appointee? It would explain his gifting of ill-gotten gains to a criminal. That’s the way our government and justice system now function.

  2. Hazel Chambers says:

    The justice system is misnamed. As said in Animal Farm….All animals are equal but some are more equal than others…I can think of no valid reason that this putrid human is getting a “get out of jail early” card….and also keeps money he has not earned.

  3. Anonymous says:

    maybe the judge owns some fighting dogs? maybe he’s a “betting man”.
    anyway, let’s hope the Falcons appeal.
    This thug should not receive any more money to bet with.

  4. Nora and Rufus says:

    those funds will assure that Vic will be able to afford the best pot to smoke when he gets out and he can also buy plenty for all his “friends” that are left hanging on……how nice! Way to go U S District Judge.

  5. Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie says:

    Personally, we think the judge should have left Vick keep all the money. It was a bonus for signing the contract. Vick signed it. That some people don’t like Michael Vick any more shouldn’t matter.

    To Sharon: Near as we can tell, Judge Doty was appointed by President Reagan, (http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/tGetInfo?jid=639).

  6. Jack says:

    Best Friends got far too much moola for being court awarded these dogs that if money were not attached to them would have more properly have been put down. No one knows what might trigger any of these dogs. None of them are safe to leave alive. The 20 somethings connected to Best Friends ae jeopardized while the top echelon makes out like they own money printing presses. What propaganda. This isn’t about animal cruelty, it’s about money. Hitler was fast to point out that his passage of the animal cruelty laws in Germany brought more joiners to his National Socialist party than anything else he could have done. What worries me are the type of people who work in rescue and animal rights. They are such haters they can be easily propagandized into acting like “good Germans” did–being easily intimidated into not fighting was was going on that was so wrong and being diverted into hating even each other. We do not need to become a land of brown shirt snitches on our neighbors whose names we mostly likely have never bothered to learn. Enough with this animal rights crazyness.

  7. The Lioness says:

    Bullocks! What a crock!

    This man should have to pay back ALL of it, AND he should have to pay all of the organizations who are rehabbing homing, and taking care of the dogs he could not be bothered to treat properly.

    What a joke!

    ~The Lioness

  8. Macushla says:

    Jack — this is not about the money, it’s about animal cruelty! Your comparison with Nazi Germany is so far off the wall and so irrational that it doesn’t deserve a response. People who care about animals are not dimwits and not “good Germans.” I can’t figure out why you’re even on this website.

  9. menusux says:

    Jack says:

    February 5th, 2008 at 2:05 pm
    “Best Friends got far too much moola for being court awarded these dogs that if money were not attached to them would have more properly have been put down. No one knows what might trigger any of these dogs. None of them are safe to leave alive. The 20 somethings connected to Best Friends ae jeopardized while the top echelon makes out like they own money printing presses. What propaganda. This isn’t about animal cruelty, it’s about money. Hitler was fast to point out that his passage of the animal cruelty laws in Germany brought more joiners to his National Socialist party than anything else he could have done. What worries me are the type of people who work in rescue and animal rights. They are such haters they can be easily propagandized into acting like “good Germans” did–being easily intimidated into not fighting was was going on that was so wrong and being diverted into hating even each other. We do not need to become a land of brown shirt snitches on our neighbors whose names we mostly likely have never bothered to learn. Enough with this animal rights crazyness.”

    Hitler also said that if you tell the lie often enough, people will believe it. Funny you didn’t read that far.

  10. Lynne says:

    “None of them are safe to leave alive.”

    I beg to differ. So do these people who rescued them: video here:
    http://www.badrap.org/rescue/vick/now.html

  11. Velvet's Dad says:

    I agree fully with Macushla. Jack, sounds like you have an ax to grind. Your comment was utterly irrational. The fact is, it was the Nazis who painted a broad brush and condemned people not for anything they did, but for how they were born.

    Here is how I feel re “animal rights.” ALL living creatures, unless they behave to the detriment of others, deserve the right to live and live free from fear and want. It is the responsibility of humans, highest form of living creatures, to protect all the other forms of life.

    Fortunate that humans are the only living creatures that kill for reasons other than food and survival. Unfortunately, humans are this way.

  12. Nigel says:

    Folks, Jack is a moron who is against animal rights- period. It does not make any sense to have a dialogue with this worthless piece of trash…these small minded “people are all that count” creeps are all around us, unfortunately..and trolls like Jack go on websites like Itchmo to spout their nonsensical crap and to abuse and harass the regulars- people who truly care for animals and have respect for all life in general. Ironically, it is people like Jack who made up the Nazi party. Jack is probably a wife beater too. At any rate, he is obviously a decidedly inferior “human being”…any stray mange infested dog on the street has more intrinsic worth than him.

  13. Mark says:

    Hey Jack,

    Who’s the Nazi???

  14. Ashley says:

    Oh, Jack’s just pissed off ’cause he got a little wee wee. Makes it easy, though, for the hookers he pays to blow him!


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