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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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346.

laney10000    

I'm glad to see sponsors reacting this way - people involved in this in ANY way should be punished.

2581 days ago
347.

grasshopper    

Hatred never ceases by hatred
But by love alone is healed
This is an ancient and eternal law.

Don't hate the man, hate the crime. He needs psychiatric help, he is very very ill.

2581 days ago
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Elizabeth    

i'm sorry #318, I meant #317.

2581 days ago
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cml    

this is good news . .. the guy who questions whether we should wait until he's proven guilty? This is pretty clear cut case. It was happening ON his property. It's just a matter of time until it's official that he's guilty. Why don't you worry more about the rights of those poor dogs who were brutally tortured and killed for pleasure . . ON vick's property . . . . Vick is banned forever from our kids football friends / family . . . . and Falcons are out of our house until falcons also suspend him. We had banned nike too altogether, but now would consider BUYING from them again to support their decision.

2581 days ago
350.

Coremae    


So, lets say if Mr Vick is guilty. If he is guilty then what? Do we shove him aside and hope he sinks into nothingness or put him in a cell for many years until we decide he's suffered enough? Or would we utterly and completely destroy the man's life over the destruction of a few animals? Granted what he did was at best insensitive, maybe even evil, but I wouldn't go as far as to completely and utterly destroy the man. Especially when the masses who at best are overly concerned with animals, says to do so. Kick him out of the NFL whilst destroying every means of him ever making money again. Maybe he's bastard, maybe he isn't. They eat dogs in some places don't they? Yes it bothers me, even further its sick. Though I would never destroy another human because of it. I have dogs and I like them, though the lives of humans are far more important. Even if they're dipsticks named Vick.

2581 days ago
351.

The Simple Life starring Paris and Esai    

NEWSBREAK!!!!! Vick spreads HERPES to inmate in a Virginia jail.

2580 days ago
352.

luv dogs    

I forgot one thing, we can put Jennifer Lopez and all people who wear and use the skin of innocent creatures in the same ring.

2580 days ago
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