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No Nike Deal for Vick

7/28/2007 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Vick is in deep doggy doo-doo with his endorsement partners for his alleged role in a dogfighting ring. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback has been suspended from big money contracts with Nike, Reebok and a trading card company, thanks to a federal dogfighting indictment against him.

This week, Nike suspended Vick without pay, and released a statement that "Nike is concerned by the serious and highly disturbing allegations made against Michael Vick, and we consider any cruelty to animals inhumane and abhorrent." The company vowed to stop selling Vick-related products but chose not to terminate his contact until his case was filed. Due process of puppy law!

Reebok opted to stop selling Vick's Falcons jersey, as has the NFL, which has suspended sales of Vick's number 7 jersey on nflshop.com. And the Donruss trading card company has pulled Vick's card from new packs.

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Jeezlouise    

To oo kay:
You're retarded. You don't know what you're talking about and your inability to spell matches your ignorant comments. If this were Tom Brady, as highly unlikely a scenario as that would be, he would have been crucified, because people wouldn't have been scared of offending a white person. The way people feel about this has NOTHING to do about race and EVERYTHING to do about our feelings regarding the horrendous treatment Vick was subjecting innocent animals to.

2616 days ago
17.

Jeezlouise    

To Brat2u:
Uhm, read the indictment. Vick is mentioned 56 times. You're a moron.

2616 days ago
18.

lysette    

TO BRAT2U:
YOU ARE A MORON JUST BC YOU WORRIED MORE ABOUT PEOPLE ABUSE THAN ANIMAL. THEY ARE EQUALLY TERRIBLE CRIMES AND YOU SHOULD NOT PUT ONE ABOVE THE OTHER...NO WONDER WE HAVE DOG ABUSERS AND ITS CLEAR IT IS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO WANTS TO WORRY ABOUT PEOPLE ABUSE VS ANIMAL ABUSE. IF YOU WERE BRIGHT, YOU WOULD THINK THAT BOTH ARE TERRIBLE AND IF YOU DONT THEN YOU JUST NEED TO CRAWL IN THE HOLE AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!!! VICK IS GUILTY AND WETHER IT WAS ON HIS PROPERTY OR NOT HE NEEDS TO MONITOR HIS PROPERTY AND KNOW WHAT GOES ON. YOU ARE PATHETIC WASTE!! I BET YOUR MOM IS PROUD SHE RAISED SOMEONE SO IGNORANT!!!!

2616 days ago
19.

jollygreen    

to #262 & 264

You must go to dogfights too! they must have eaten your brain!

2616 days ago
20.

jollygreen    

to #334 Yes dogs are more important to me then a**hole people, especially reading some of these racist comments (from BOTH SIDES)
DOGS DON'T SAY STUPID THINGS
DOGS AREN'T RACIST

and yes I like most dogs over most people, and I think they are just as important

2616 days ago
21.

doclutz    

jolly green how can you call people a**hole...the person writing could be your momma...no momma? then maybe poppy...or some family member that have a different view than you do.

I am sure our founding father's meant freedom of resposible speech...it is persons like you who stop people from wanting to express themselves an therefore not putting forward constructive ideas that can make this world a better place.
How do you know if a dog is not racist, we teach our children to be racist, they are not born like that, so why can't we train a dog to be racist. DOGS ARE NOT STUPID, but they can learn. What Do you mean dog don't say stupid things...You got a talking dog????

doclutz

2616 days ago
22.

AUG    

As far as I know animals are color-blind both literally and figuratively. And yes, they *do* communicate with us. Not all communication involves talking. Too bad animal abusers don't realize that.

2614 days ago
23.

Why did you say that    

To Who's Racist:

What in the world does race have to do with this? Why are you throwing that card out? It doesn't matter what color the man is... he did a terrible thing to animals. Black or White. Get off your soap box and stop being a racist.

2613 days ago
24.

Why did you say that    

I think the prisioners should make a rape stand for him when he goes to prison. Let him be strapped down while he gets raped. They would not have indicted him if they didn't have enough on him. His partner just turned on him and said he would testify against him. Hello, this guy is twisted.

2613 days ago
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DOGGIE LOVER JEUDI    

Michael is a monster. Michael is a low life dog molester. How did anyone acquaint what he did to abortion? Some folks need to present their political addenda any chance they get. Why not get all the dishonest, lowlife pro athletes together and have them play a ball game like the Mayan games. Death to the losers. Sorry, but I hate people who use animals to amuse themselves.

2613 days ago
26.

Sebastian    

WONDERFUL !!!!!

2623 days ago
27.

are you new?    

great news!

2623 days ago
28.

Sebastian    

Harvey and the TMZ Staff...
Thanks for keeping truth alive !!!!

2623 days ago
29.

Marilyn Whaley    

Finally, some sensibility regarding dollars for this guy. I know he hasn't been found guilty and he is presumed innocent, however, the suspension of Nike, Rebok and the trading card company is great! Anyone who is in any way involved with cruelty to innocent children and animals is a monster and should be jailed forever.

2623 days ago
30.

Rufus 2x4    

Who let the Dogs out!

2623 days ago
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