Judge's Ruling Does Allow Falcons to Try to Get Back $3.75 Million From Vick

The ruling Monday by U.S. District Judge David S. Doty in the Michael Vick contract case does allow the Atlanta Falcons to try to force Vick to return $3.75 million in bonus money.

The Falcons had been seeking to force Vick, their quarterback who's serving a 23-month federal prison term for his role in a dogfighting operation and is on indefinite suspension by the NFL, to return $19.97 million. Doty ruled that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players' union prevents the Falcons from pursuing $16.22 million of that total.

By Mark Maske |  February 5, 2008; 2:45 PM ET  | Category:  Falcons , League
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