Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/19/14

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 18: Defensive tackle Jonathan Fanene #68 of the Cincinnati Bengals is held back by Umpire Darrell Jenkins #76 after an altercation with linebacker Kevin Bentley #57 of the Houston Texans at Paul Brown Stadium on October 18, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Texans defeated the Bengals 28-17. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
A grievance hearing concluded this morning in the case of former Patriots defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene. The Patriots, who have already paid out $2.5 million in bonus's and were looking to refuse payments on the other $1.35 million that was guaranteed, also tried to recoup the other 2.5 million in a bonus that was paid out to Fanene as well when he played for the New England Patriots. Witnesses such as Fanene, his wife, coach Bill Belichick, Dr. Thomas Gill (team physician), and head athletic trainer Jim Whalen all testified before the arbitrator and he will now be making his decision. According to CBS Sports, Fanene came to New England after seven productive seasons in Cincinnati, where he registered 6.5 sacks in 2011, his last year in the league. The Patriots cut Fanene with the "failure to disclose physical condition" designation, a view echoed by the CBA Appeals Panel, which ruled in March that the defensive lineman made "inaccurate and incomplete disclosures of his medi...
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