Falcons Reportedly Plan to Try to Force Vick to Return $22 Million in Bonus Money

The Atlanta Falcons reportedly intend to try to force quarterback Michael Vick to return a significant portion of the $37 million in bonus money in his 10-year, $130 million contract.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the team plans to attempt to recoup $22 million.

Vick was suspended indefinitely Friday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, hours after Vick entered his guilty plea in his dogfighting case in federal court in Richmond. Vick's suspension potentially puts him in default of his contract and enables the Falcons to attempt to retrieve a prorated portion of his bonus money.

Vick is scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson on Monday morning in Richmond, and he might speak to reporters afterward.

By Mark Maske |  August 26, 2007; 7:51 PM ET  | Category:  Falcons , League
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