Michael Vick may very well be again in court docket quickly — this time attributable to monetary troubles.
The previous star quarterback allegedly owes approximately $1.2 million to a bunch of collectors, who’ve gone to Broward County circuit court docket to power him to pay, in keeping with the Miami Herald. Legal professionals for the group have issued subpoenas for the Vick and his household, with depositions scheduled for Aug. 5, per The Herald, and hope to demand belongings together with vehicles, jewellery and memorabilia.
“Michael Vick takes these matters seriously and is aware of the proceedings and will be sure that all parties who are entitled to receive payment will be paid,” Vick’s lawyer, Arthur Jones, stated in a press release to The Herald. “However, usurious calculations which produce absurd results should not be countenanced by the courts of Florida. Therefore, all appropriate defenses will certainly be utilized. Further comment on any shenanigans which lead to situations like this may be made available at a later date.”
This isn’t the primary time Vick, 42, has hit monetary hassle since his retirement from soccer.
In 2018, he reportedly acquired $400,000 in loans which he has allegedly did not pay again, regardless of a $1.9 million judgement being handed down in court docket.
He was sued in 2017 over a failure to meet a contract that referred to as for him to usually seem on WFAN through the 2014-15 season, later settling. He was additionally sued over failure to make funds on a automotive in 2017, finally paying over $26,000.
Vick’s dwelling in Southwest Ranches, Fla., is protected beneath state regulation, however his different belongings may very well be in danger in his present case.
“They are indeed living in the house. There was a $160,000 Bentley in the driveway,” Kevin Spinozza, a Coral Gables lawyer concerned in the swimsuit informed The Herald. “Obviously a beautiful home, one you would think a retired NFL player would live in.”
The debt reportedly comes from two separate loans with an organization referred to as Atlantic Options. That’s the similar firm that gave Vick the $400,000 in loans in 2018 which he allegedly did not pay again.
Vick performed 13 seasons in the NFL with the Falcons, Eagles, Jets and Steelers.