ATLANTA, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons' fight to recover some of quarterback Michael Vick's signing bonuses could involve two arbitrators and a U.S. judge, it was reported.
After Vick pleaded guilty Monday in his dogfighting case, Falcons President Rich McKay announced the team would "aggressively pursue" part of the $37 million in bonuses.
"We don't do this in some way that is spiteful at all," McKay said. "We do this in a way that we think is in the best interests of our football team, our franchise, our fans."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the Falcons would seek $22 million, though McKay declined to specify how much the Falcons want.
Vick has eight seasons remaining on a 10-year contract, so the Falcons could seek the return of 80 percent of his bonus money -- nearly $30 million, the Post reported.
Vick, who is to be sentenced Dec. 10, has been suspended indefinitely without pay by the NFL.