Friday, July 27, 2007

The downside of suspending Vick

According to my man crush Adam Schefter, Goodell included language in his letter barring Vick from training camp that he would not be in violation of his contract by not reporting. This is of tremendous importance because the Falcons could have pursued some of the bonuses already paid to Vick if missed mandatory practice time for his trial, like he did yesterday. This significantly lowers the likelihood of Atlanta releasing Vick. Atlanta might still release him, but because the they and the rest of the NFL are trying to keep Vick away from the team, they have basically no shot at getting back any of the over $20 million prorated bonuses Vick received in his 2004 extension.

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