Re: Likely Murder One for Hern
posted at 6/26/2013 1:51 PM EDT
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backpedal much? Just a day ago, you said he would not be charged.
How's that 7.5 mil in gauaranteed money looking? Are you going to try to recoop it?
Supposedly, by releasing him, the Pats had waived the right to go after the signing bonus money for Hernandez. But doubt if he would have much left over after he pays the legal bills and damages from likely civil lawsuits by the Lloyd family.
it depends I think. If he doesn't get convicted then they can't go after it. If however, he does get convicted of a major felony they can pention to get it back (ie see the Vick case). They have to pention the league and NFLPA the regain the cap space. Then they have to have a separate civil case sueing Hernandez to recover the funds (provided they can prove he violated a morality clause). It all depends on conviction though I believe and not the actual day a release.
Since the Vick case the rules are a lot clearer, from what I've read.
Cap space relief in the face of a NFL conduct policy violation (and a mahor felony conviction certainly violates that) is easy.
There are greater hurdles getting the bonus money back from Hernandez, but it's still doable as he DID violate the NFLs rules for employment.
That is my understanding. It will be much easier to recover the cap space but actually recovering the bonus money from Hernandez is nearly impossible since that actually involves going to court to recover it