First the dogs and dope, now the cash: the Falcons want payback from Michael Vick. And they'll argue for $16 million of it in a hearing set for tomorrow. It's all bonus money that the Falcons say Vick owes, because his guilty plea on federal dogfighting charges violates his 10-year, $130 million contract. The players association will argue that Vick already earned that cash and the Falcons can't take it back.
The Falcons' counter-punch: Vick signed his contract knowing he was violating it, ESPN reports. The Falcons, wary of a pro-player judge, will also argue a $22 million case against Vick to a non-injury arbitrator. Meanwhile, in state court, Vick and 3 co-defendants will enter pleas today on state dogfighting charges, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.