WR Lelie may recoup $220,000 repayment to Broncos

Updated: November 17, 2006, 8:59 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

To facilitate a trade from the Denver Broncos to the Atlanta Falcons, wide receiver Ashley Lelie had to write a $220,000 check to satisfy a Broncos demand for repayment of the final year of his rookie signing bonus pro-ration.

Lelie wrote the check but filed a grievance to reclaim that money. On Thursday night, according to a management source familiar with the case, Lelie was informed that an arbiter ruled in his favor and he might be able to get his money back.

Lelie's agent, ...

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