Ban doesn't affect 2009 salary

Updated: August 15, 2009, 4:58 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will be paid $1.625 million for the 2009 season regardless of the length of any pending suspension by the NFL, unless he is released by the team prior to the opening game, NFL Players Association sources familiar with the contract told ESPN.

Vick's contract does not contain any language that prorates his base salary based on his availability for a 16-game season, the sources said. Thus, if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspends Vick for a designated period ...

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