This year, Bobby Bonilla’s annual $1.2 million check from the Mets is balanced out by a former NFL player’s alleged debt in that same amount.
Michael Vick has rehabbed his image since ending a two-year prison term in 2009, paying his debt to society and settling all debts he had (sort of) through a bankruptcy filing. Vick, whose post-playing career has flourished with TV work and, most recently, a job with Levels Sports Group as head of athlete development, has been sued for $1.2 million arising from a 2018 loan.
David Ovalle of the Miami Herald has the story. A group of creditors have sued Vick in Broward County in an effort to collect. Although his house is exempt under Florida law, the plaintiffs are seeking whatever they can find for seizure and sale, from cars to jewelry to any memorabilia Vick might have.
Vick’s lawyer doesn’t have an issue with the debt generally; however, he doubts the validity of the calculations.
“Michael Vick takes these matters seriously and is aware of the proceedings and will be sure that all parties who are entitled to receive payment will be paid,” Arthur Jones told Ovalle in a statement. “However, usurious calculations which produce absurd results should not be countenanced by the courts of Florida. Therefore, all appropriate defenses will certainly be utilized. Further comment on any shenanigans which lead to situations like this may be made available at a later date.”
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SOURCE: NBC Sports, Mike Florio