FWIW, there's been more than one or two posts on these recently, so I figured I'd post the relevant portions from the CBA. First, the morals clause from the standard player contract: Second, the bonus forfeiture language that Miguel posted: So, that's that, right? Not quite. There's this paragraph that precedes the one I just quoted above: In other words: clauses can be inserted into the player's agreement that allow bonus forfeiture, but they are not mandatory. Moreover, they can be more limited than the ones included in Section 9, but not harsher. So it's not at all clear that the Patriots would be able to recapture that moneyâ€”and they may still have to pay him more over the next two years, even if he is cut, according to Ian Rapoport.