Dress Your Dog Like Michael Vick

By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2009 1:48 AM CDT
A lab mix named Rocky plays in his kennel at the Atlanta Humane Society where donated Michael Vick tee shirts and football jerseys were used as cleaning rags and bedding in 2007.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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(Newser) – Philadelphia Eagles fans might froth at the mouth over replica jerseys touting their new dog-fighting convict quarterback Michael Vick, but dog-size Vick jerseys could turn out to be a big hit. The NFL has sanctioned the K-9 jerseys, allowing customers through its website to customize the uniform with Vick's name, number and Eagles colors, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

But the NFL is barring customers from customizing the $40 pooch jerseys with the label "Badnewz," the name of Vick's infamous dog-fighting ring. Philadelphia stores have been reluctant to stock Vick jerseys for humans with so many fans still protesting his signing following his release from prison.