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Michael Vick’s Contract Going to the Dogs?

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Jun 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

Here's an item from Law.com that addresses the employment law implications of Falcons QB Michael Vick's possible involvement in a dogfighting ring.  We emphasize that Vick has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime. 

If Vick is charged with participating in dogfighting, or if he's indicted by a grand jury, the standard NFL contract would allow the team to suspend Vick for at least four games *** [or] the Falcons could use a suspension as justification for terminating Vick's contract.

 If the Falcons were to decide to release Vick, he would stand to lose about $70.5 million remaining on his contract.

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Frank Steinberg

Frank is the founder and principal of Steinberg Law, LLC. A Jersey boy born and bred, he focuses on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation,  and aviation law. Following law school and a clerkship in the federal district court Frank spent his early career with large litigation ...

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