Seeking to recover $660,000 in previously paid bonus money that was awarded them by an arbitrator in 2006, the Denver Broncos have filed a lawsuit against former first-round wide receiver Ashley Lelie.
An arbitrator has ruled that wide receiver Ashley Lelie must repay the Denver Broncos, the team which brought him into the NFL as a first-round draft choice in 2002, about $600,000 in prorated signing bonus money from his original contract.
In need of an experienced wide receiver, the Dallas Cowboys turned to the Denver Broncos on Thursday evening, but not for Ashley Lelie, the disgruntled veteran in whom it had been speculated coach Bill Parcells might be interested.
Still hoping to force a trade before the start of training camp, disgruntled wide receiver Ashley Lelie skipped the Denver Broncos' mandatory minicamp session on Thursday and is expected to boycott the entire three-day event.
Some minor details still remain to be resolved, not the least of which is securing the approval of coach Mike Shanahan, but the Denver Broncos have reached a contract agreement in principle with first-round draft choice Ashley Lelie.