- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 1, 2009

From combined dispatches

Michael Vick’s revised bankruptcy plan would funnel more of his future pay to his creditors and ensure that they receive a portion of his earnings even if the suspended NFL star doesn’t return to the league.

Vick attorney Paul Campsen outlined the highlights of the new plan, which was still being drafted, at a status hearing Tuesday in Norfolk. Campsen assured U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank J. Santoro he will have no trouble filing the document by Thursday’s deadline.

Santoro rejected Vick’s first Chapter 11 plan in April, saying it was not feasible. Among his concerns was that the plan depended heavily on Vick returning to the NFL and that Vick was trying to hang on to too many assets. His first bankruptcy plan would have allowed him to keep the first $750,000 of his annual salary, and Vick also intended to keep two houses and several cars.

Under the new plan, 10 percent of the first $750,000 Vick earns would go to creditors, and he has agreed to liquidate a house under construction in Virginia. If Vick doesn’t return to the NFL, the new plan would give creditors a portion of whatever he earns from a lower paying job.

His prospects for playing again in the NFL rest with league commissioner Roger Goodell, who has said he will review the matter after Vick completes his 23-month federal sentence for operating a dogfighting ring.

BROWNS: Wide receiver Donte Stallworth said on a 911 call that the man he struck and killed while driving drunk came out of nowhere.

Stallworth is serving a 30-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter in the March 14 death of 59-year-old Mario Reyes. Stallworth also has two years’ house arrest after his release from jail and is suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

On the 911 call released Monday, Stallworth describes how the victim “just ran in front of my car.” Police have said Reyes was not in a crosswalk and was rushing to catch a bus when he was hit.

Stallworth tells the 911 operator, “You got to send an ambulance right now, man.”

Stallworth also reached an undisclosed financial settlement with Reyes’ family.

PATRIOTS: Tedy Bruschi isn’t looking beyond the upcoming season.

The linebacker said he hasn’t considered whether he’ll keep playing after 2009, which will be his 14th season with the team. Bruschi commented at a one-day football camp he ran for 67 youngsters at Gillette Stadium.

He said that once he retires, he would like to remain in football. And he said he knows he can coach. But he’s not sure when he will stop playing. He said that once a player reaches 10 years in the NFL, it’s best not to think beyond the upcoming season.

TRADE: The Jacksonville Jaguars traded receiver Dennis Northcutt to the Detroit Lions for safety Gerald Alexander.

Northcutt gives the Lions a veteran receiver opposite rising star Calvin Johnson.

Alexander, a second-round pick in 2007, gives Jacksonville depth in the secondary. He started 16 games as a rookie but missed most of last year following a neck injury.

Northcutt, who has 364 receptions for 4,584 yards and 17 touchdowns, has been projected to start this season.

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