Dogfighting charges against Falcons quarterback Michael Vick have all but killed product endorsement deals for the former marketing machine, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports. Nike is "reviewing information" in Vick's case, and expired contracts aren't being renewed with Coca-Cola, EA Sports, Kraft Foods or Hasbro. "He'll disappear like a magic act," said one analyst.
Even sales of Vick's Jersey have suffered. So far the bad press following an investigation into a major dogfighting operation on Vick's Virginia property hasn't hurt the Falcons. But Vick will be missed by teammates next week. While they prep for training camp, he'll be suiting up for his first court appearance in Richmond, Va.