The Washington Redskins want their money back. Yes, you read that right. The NFL franchise is reportedly suing former linebacker H.B. Blades in a New York federal court to recoup $40,000 they accidentally paid him back in December of 2013. According to TMZ, the payment was made as a result of a “clerical error.”
According to Washington Post’s Liz Clarke:
Blades has “21 days from the receipt of the document to reply to the Redskin’s complaint. Failure to respond, it noted, would result in ‘judgement by default.’
The Redskins drafted Blades in the sixth round of the 2007 draft, with him playing four seasons with the team. In 2012, Blades was paid $40,000 severance. The linebacker did agree to repay the Reskins $20,658.88 after an arbitration hearing but he has yet to pay up. He has not played a down in NFL since being released.