Joel sued Vick for $45 million. Through mediation, Vick agreed to pay Joel $4.5 million, but that settlement happened as Vick was serving what became an 18-month prison sentence for running his dog fighting ring. Soon after, Vick filed for bankruptcy.
“I really didn’t know what his financial situation was when he was going into prison,” Joel said. “I know that a lot of players in the league tend to run through their money quickly.”
According to Rovell, only 10 percent of the first $750,000 that Vick earned was earmarked to go to creditors. Joel hasn’t seen a dime yet from Vick, but he’s expected to cash in when he becomes a free agent following the season.
And here I thought I had a rooting interest in Vick because he was on my fantasy football team.