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. Disappointed

    Wow. "Ghetto Trash," "Thug" "Worthless" Interesting choice of comments when disagreeing with a business decision. The undertones the bubble on these blogs never cease to amaze. Me thinks other issues are clearly at play... clearly.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ShallowHal

    Dog, the other white meat! you know what PITA stands for! People eating tasty animals!

    July 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. od

    I always sport ADIDAS anyways...

    July 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Disappointed

    Wow. "Ghetto Trash," "Thug" "Worthless" Interesting choice of comments when disagreeing with a business decision. The undertones that bubble up on these blogs never cease to amaze. Me thinks other issues are clearly at play... clearly.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Yes, I’m sure it has nothing to do with the hanging, setting on fire and drowning of innocent dogs for entertainment.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. od

    If he killed your dog, would you forgive him?

    July 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • trythetruth

      killing dogs is worse than killing unborn children . . .

      July 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • od

      Where'd that come from?

      July 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cali

      Umm yeah That kind of came out of nowhere

      July 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. humtake

    Sometimes, people have a hard time differentiating the person and the athlete. Nike is sponsoring an athlete. You don't have to like the person or the athlete, but to get upset that a corporation is doing normal business practices to further their company's bottom line means you have to be upset at capitalism...and in that case you need to move somewhere else because that is not going to change. Put it this way, if Vick was not an athlete Nike would not be sponsoring him.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lurker McLurker

    II like reading that comment where that one person insulted the other one.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. deb

    Aww....great story. Thug dog killer makes good.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. od

    If OJ was younger and wasn't in prison, he'd make a great endorsement too.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lisa

    You have GOT to be kidding me!!!!! This saddens me!

    July 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bill

    Like hell if he paid his time. I have a brother who spent twice as much time in jail for petty theft than what Vick did.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. deb

    He has the type of sadistic personality that allows him to watch an animal suffer in an absolutely horrific manner....he's a thug.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. shortyellowbus

    AWESOME POST !!!!.....LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN THROW THE FIRST STONE.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. SoFreakinWut

    So what?...He wears freakin' Nikes and gets paid to wear them. Wouldn't you? If Nike put $100k on the table each year to each and everyone here, and said you can only wear Nikes for the rest of your lives, most of you would be signing on the dotted line. Gimme a break.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bill

    That worthless piece of sh it got off easy for what he did.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
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