Falcons asking for $20 million; experts say it could be only $3.5M

Updated: August 29, 2007, 8:19 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons formally sent a demand letter to Michael Vick on Monday, asking to recover $20 million of the $37 million in total bonuses paid to Vick under terms of the 10-year extension that he signed on Christmas Eve 2004.

The unanswered question: how much of that $20 million will the Falcons actually receive? Most experts agree that the Falcons probably will eventually recoup only a fraction of what they are seeking, perhaps as little as $3.5 million by some estimates. ...

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