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Postby demolitionic » October 1st, 2009, 11:03 am

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/stor ... pn_4521948

Nike, Vick do not have agreement
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Nike said Thursday it does not have a "contractual relationship" with Michael Vick, a day after the quarterback's agent announced a deal with the manufacturer.

In a statement released Thursday morning, Nike said it has "agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we do a number of athletes who are not under contract with Nike."

On Wednesday, Michael Principe, the managing director of BEST, the agency that represents Vick, announced the Philadelphia Eagles player had a new deal with Nike during a panel discussion at the Sports Sponsorship Symposium.

Vick's agent, Joel Segal, did not immediately return a call for comment Thursday.

Nike, which signed Vick as a rookie in 2001, terminated his contract in August 2007 after he filed a plea agreement admitting his involvement in a dogfighting ring.

Vick signed a $1.6 million deal with the Eagles, with a team option for the second year at $5.2 million. He was once a corporate star -- holding multimillion dollar deals to market everything from sneakers to sports drinks. But those millions are long gone.

In July, Vick filed for bankruptcy protection while serving a 23-month prison sentence, saying he owed between $10 million and $50 million to creditors.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » October 1st, 2009, 11:12 am

So is he one of their sponsored athletes or not?
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Postby demolitionic » October 1st, 2009, 11:17 am

pitbullmamaliz wrote:So is he one of their sponsored athletes or not?


Well isn't that the million dollar question? Sounds to me like they're kind of waiting to see just how bad the backlash would be.
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Postby LMM » October 1st, 2009, 11:24 am

I saw make those calls people. Let them know just HOW bad the backlash will be.
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