Falcons Express Disappointment With Ruling in Vick Case

PHOENIX--The Atlanta Falcons issued a statement expressing disappointment with U.S. District Judge David S. Doty's decision today in the Michael Vick case.

"While we are disappointed by Judge Doty's decision, this ruling does not affect our salary cap management for the 2008 season," team president Rich McKay said in a written statement. "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."

Doty ruled that the Falcons are not entitled to force Vick, their suspended quarterback, to return $19.97 million of the $37 million in bonus money in his 10-year, $130 million contract.

By Mark Maske |  February 4, 2008; 5:57 PM ET  | Category:  Falcons , League
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