Nike Re-Signs Michael Vick
Eagles quarterback back in the big leagues of endorsements
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2011 6:09 PM CDT
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick answers a question in Philadelphia last month.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

(Newser) – The Michael Vick comeback continues: Nike has re-signed him to an endorsement deal, reports AP. The company cut ties with Vick nearly four years ago after his dog-fighting troubles, though it had been supplying him with equipment since his NFL comeback. It's not the Eagles' quarterback first endorsement deal since his return in 2009, but it's easily the most high-profile.

"Michael acknowledges his past mistakes," said Nike in a statement. "We do not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field." Click to read about how Tiger Woods is re-entering the world of endorsements, too.

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Crispy
Jul 5, 2011 2:33 PM CDT
Fuck you Nike, Fuck you Vick
Twiny
Jul 2, 2011 11:34 PM CDT
They're crazy if they think Vick has changed. Vick has a basic character flaw in that he sees the torture and death of dogs in brutal fights as entertainment. He is a sick bastard, just as sick as those who watch bulls tormented and killed by sick, arrogant little fucks in the ring. Nike is one of the brands I refuse to do business with.
Ultraworld
Jul 2, 2011 2:59 PM CDT
Apparently Nike has decided that Michael Vick represents Nike's values.