Fanene, who signed with the Patriots last March after seven seasons with the Bengals, was released in August. Fanene is due the final $1.35 million of his signing bonus on March 31. The NFLPA, on behalf of Fanene, sought to dismiss the action brought by the NFLMC and the Patriots. That motion was denied. According to the documents, the Patriots are alleging that Fanene, on his physical questionnaire, "falsely concealed his dependency on prescription drugs in order to play effectively." EST: Rapoport reports that the Patriots have the legal right to seek the money, not that it is a done deal. 21 with a "failure to disclose a physical condition."