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

(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.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick answers a question in Philadelphia last month.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick answers a question in Philadelphia last month.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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