September 30, 2009 BY X
Michael Vick’s return to the NFL after a two year hiatus has been the talk of the league and various media outlets since news broke that he would be joining the Philadelphia Eagles. Once the highest paid player in the NFL, Vick had numerous endorsement contracts including one with Nike, that included his own line of signature shoes. Since Vick pleaded to guilty to criminal acts involving dog fighting, almost all of his sponsors severed ties with him. However, now that Michael Vick is back in the NFL and trying to clean up his image, a few of his supporters are back on his side, including Nike. It comes as no surprise as Vick has been known to only wear Nike’s ever since he stepped on the field back in his college days at Virginia Tech. The terms of the deal were undisclosed but Vick has been seen in Nike football cleats since he joined the Eagles weeks ago. via ESPN // Yahoo Sports
Update: Apparently, after news spread yesterday about Michael Vick’s reunion with Nike, Swoosh representatives made it clear that although they have agreed to supply Vick with Nike cleats and gear, there is, in fact, no contract between the two sides at this time.
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