Nike: We Have No Deal With Vick

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2009 5:33 PM CDT
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick listens during his introduction to speak about dog fighting at Covenant Baptist Church in southwest Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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(Newser) – Not so fast, Michael Vick. A day after the quarterback's agent announced he had been re-signed by Nike, the sneaker company says it's just not true. “Nike does not have a contractual relationship with Michael Vick," said a spokesman. He added, however, that Vick is getting some free shoes. Nike ditched Vick in 2007 amid the dog-fighting scandal, notes CNBC. "This agent put his Air Vick in his mouth," a marketing consultant tells USA Today.