Nike re-signs Michael Vick
Star quarterback Michael Vick lost his endorsement deals when he was sent to federal prison.
July 1st, 2011
01:17 PM ET

Nike re-signs Michael Vick

Michael Vick, the star National Football League quarterback whose career was interrupted by a dogfighting conviction, has reached an endorsement agreement with athletic equipment maker Nike.

"We have re-signed Michael Vick as a Nike athlete," Megan Saalfeld, a Nike spokeswoman, said in an e-mail to CNN.

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Vick, currently on the roster of the Philadelphia Eagles, served 20 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to bankrolling a dogfighting operation. He has since emerged as a spokesman against dogfighting.

"Michael acknowledges his past mistakes," Saalfeld said. "We do not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field. "

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  1. Lethewithoutsincast1ststone

    Mike Vick haters are idiots!!! If you really wanna cry, cry at the Good Ole Boys With the Deer Heads on their walls, and Bear Rugs, Zebra Rugs, Fur coats, Etc. Also, CRY about Vick's ancestors who were lynched, CRY WHEN YOU GO TO YOUR LOCAL GROCERY STORE TO GET YOUR MEATS FROM SLAUGHTERED ANIMALS. CRY when you order out and get your favorite burger and steak and EAT IT RARE lol. CRY CRY CRY and after you are done wiping your tears, take your thumb out of your blow hole suck your thumb and give Mike Vick a thumbs up for at least apologizing.

    July 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • HeDidHisTime

      LMAO

      WELL SAID.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • marcus

      NO! They get a TV show: Mounted In Alaska! HYPOCRITES!!!!

      July 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. troll baba loo

    How many serial killers started by torturing animals? Answer, all known serial killers!

    July 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HeDidHisTime

    GO VICK GO VICK GO VICK

    LMAO LMAO

    I WILL GO BUY 4 PAIRS OF NIKE, ONE FOR ME AND THE OTHERS FOR MY BROTHERS JUST TO CELEBRATE.

    July 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff

    I see shows where people kill animals all the time and it's cool. Down south I see where they take dogs on hunting trips and they get their ass torn to pieces by wild hogs and it's cool. So what's the big deal with this one man who fought dogs. Its still goes on today, and their hasn't been an effort that's even remotely close to stopping liked they went after Vick. I just don't get it.

    July 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick W

      you dont get it b/c you are an idiot

      July 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed Sr

      Jeff.................I would classify you as an immense horses A** but cannot because a horses A** is intelligent.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      @nick, I chose to sight blatant examples of hypocrisy. You chose to call me a idiot without addressing anything I said. Now if you care to shed light to my perceived hypocrisy in sport of killing some animals but not others,i am listening

      July 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick W

      hunting dogs are generally well taken care of and loved by their owners in the traditional man/dog relationship. they arent abused and dont have to spend everyday training for another fight and ultimately death. in the rare case a wild boar does manage to inflict damage i can promise you the owner doesnt sadistically torture and kill it. hunting and dog fighting can not be compared. besides for every 1 time i hear about a dog getting mauled on a hunting trip i hear 50 reports of some broke ass ghetto thug trying to run a dog fighting kennel

      ....and btw i dont hunt

      July 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick W

      i live in Texas so im fully aware of the "South" too

      July 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chang

    "Whats wrong with eating dog meat" go get all up in arms about that article instead. AND Vick got that whole NFL lock out covered. Besides,...i like turles. Good Morning Viet-Merica!!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed Sr

      Chang...............Orientals should never eat dog meat because that is CANNIBALISM................and as for Vick.....he is a PIG..................hope that Nike goes broke and that God sends 5 tsunamis to the orient.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick W

      after reading this i realize thats 10 seconds ill never have back

      July 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hypocrite Nation

    Shut up old man.

    July 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mary

    No more Nike's for me.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • sara

      mary, let's face it, you haven't worn Nike since Cheers went off the air

      July 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick W

      You and I both.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kat

    What a farce! It's all about the $$$$. Michael Vick cares nothing about the animals he damaged or the huge efforts expended by others to repair the damage he did.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      I agree with you 500% Kat, no more Nike crap for me!

      July 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • njemnu

      I am looking forward to buying several nikes

      July 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SickVIck

    Nike just lost our families support! Vick is a dog-killer. The only reason he stopped is because he got caught! Shame on your Nike! No more $$$ from us.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • piece of mind

      Michael Vick is not sick, you cannot blame one man for the frailities of our society. Do you stop drinking alcohol because Charlie Sheen went off the wagon on it? Did you stop drinking orange juice because OJ is now in prison, and he may have killed his wife? Did you stop playing baseball when you found out players used steroids? or corked their bats? Did you stop watching Brett Favre throw TD's after his alleged pic scandal? Great your an animal supporter, as most of us are. However his guilt was by association. Much like watching a horse race, those ratings go to advertising dollars spent/received and given to the jockey's and counter parts....they abuse animals live on television, and when one gets hurt they take them out...naturally.

      Michael Vick is a man, and a very good one at that. It takes real heart to admit he was wrong and his participation by association was not the right thing to do. He went from everything to nothing and is making his way back through hard work and pure talent. He deserves everything he gets because he knows how hard it was to lose it all and to almost never play again.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick W

      He is not a man and the only reason he is showing remorse is b/c he wants to get paid again.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John B

    Beautiful, a company that pays pennies to 9 year olds to make their garbage products hires a felon as their spokesperson. Great choice Nike...one more reason for people not to buy your stuff.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lanita

    He who is without sin/wrong doing cast the first stone. Allow the man to live his life!!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • JamesBenson

      My "sins" don't go so far as to include the death of innocent creatures. I'll continue to judge Vick until they do.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. HeDidHisTime

    GOOD JOB NIKE & GOOD JOB VICK.

    FEEL LIKE GETTING ME A NIKE TODAY!

    July 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick W

      im sure your welfare check wont be wasted

      July 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lethewithoutsincast1ststone

    troll baba loo
    How many serial killers started by torturing animals? Answer, all known serial killers! WOW! Troll YOU ARE SO WRONG THE REAL SERIAL KILLERS STARTED BY LYNCHING MIKE VICS ANCESTORS . THEY ARE CALLED KKK.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • armyvet66

      Well Said!

      July 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick W

      nice! another ignorant african american playing the race card HOW ORIGINAL!!

      July 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. troll baba loo

    Are you all too stupid to realize that there IS a difference between hunting something for food and keeping the populate down so animals don't get diseases and starve to death and what Vick did which was just a grotesque display of inhumane treatment of animals. If not go back to school and get a clue hillbilly!

    July 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick W

      they will never get it unless someone raps it to them

      July 1, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. smitty

    Michael Dick is just that...........M. Dick. Anyone that is twisted enough to do what he did, and enjoyed it, and financed it and clearly knew it was wrong and against the law should not be paid gobs of money from Nike. Bad move Nike. Maybe Tiger, but not Dick. Looks really really bad.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
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