Michael Vick was one of the most electrifying quarterbacks in the NFL during his prime. The former Atlanta Falcons star changed the way the position was played. It appears, the former NFL-superstar has run into some major legal trouble.
The Miami Herald reports that Michael Vick is being sued for $1.2 million regarding a 2018 loan he received in Maryland. He is being taken to court by a group of creditors that t claim he never paid off a loan he received back in 2018. They’ve taken their case to Broward County circuit court in an attempt to force him to pay. Vick’s lawyer, Arthur Jones said in a statement,
“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, 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.”
The Herald reports that Florida law protects Vick and his wife’s house in South Florida. Although, it should be noted that other assets such as cars, jewelry, and sports memorabilia could be targeted by the plaintiffs. Vick’s debt was sold by Atlantic Solutions to SMA Hub, who then divided up the interest from his loans and split it up to six people.
That group is the one targeting him with legal action. This is not the first time the four-time Pro-Bowler has seen his time in court over financial issues. In 2008, he was $17.8 million in debt and filed for bankruptcy. He was also sued over failure to make payments on a car in 2017.
As far as his football career is concerned, Vick played in the NFL from 2001 through 2015 as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and Pittsburgh Steelers. Throughout his 13 seasons in NFL, he has impressed fans with his talents. Meanwhile, we will be on the lookout for more updates. Stay tuned to Thirsty.
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