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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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46.

Michael    

Vick needs to be banned from football for life. Make an example out of this thug.

2542 days ago
47.

rminva    

Vick's problems with the law have been "swept under a rug" since his days at Virginia Tech. He was never squeaky clean to begin with...

That' being said, I'm glad to hear that Nike and Reebok are taking some steps to distance themselves from him as this gets sorted out. I live in Northen VA and this whole investigation has been in the news for several months now.

Everyone makes mistakes, sure, but when you put yourself in the public eye, you have to expect that "all eyes" will be on you. And most people's mistakes don't involve such sadistic behavior.

2542 days ago
48.

wonder why your hatin so hard?    

awesome move! we shouldnt be giving any more $$ to this piece of filth. i agree vick "no nuts" should be beaten, electrocuted, raped, hanged & burned! he is a Low Life NOTHING!

2542 days ago
49.

booper    

That's great!!!!YIPEE

2542 days ago
50.

cindy    

Vick is a straight up idiot.....the FBI has a witness who w/testify that Vick was a high roller at these fights & even brought dogs w/him from Atlanta....pleading not guilty w/just cost him more money! He is nothing but a joke....costing the Falcons big time - he isn't even a good QB - should play the position of RB - but then he doesn't deserve to play in the NFL at all! Blame his parents - or lack of - his brother has serious issues too. They both have rocks for brains....all they want to be is thugs. How many young men would love to have the chance to play in the NFL? Poor dogs.......Vick w/get his one way or another.....what comes around goes around!

2542 days ago
51.

homegirl101    

Innocent till proven guilty...not in the eyes of your peers, sort of like the molester ..caught with his pants down...GUILTY as hell......we're not stupid people....he's a disturbed thug...not a man...hope he goes to the poor house with his tail between his legs........LOSER..thug....

2542 days ago
52.

ZZYZX    

Why would you even choose abortion as an arguement?!? The woman has the choice to go to the doctor to get an abortion. What choice or rights do the dogs have? If only the dogs subjected to this torture would choose to rip it's owner to shreds.

2542 days ago
53.

sharon    

isn't funny how we care more about dogs than actual people. when is the last time anyone has cared about women being raped, child molesters, etc. the nfl is a hypocrites they let people with more serioius charges play even after their trials. we are all hypocrites. as long as the people give us what we want then no problem when they don't turn against them. dog fighting has been going on for years. we didn't care until it became that a star might be involved. ask peta how many animals have they killed. alot. why aren't people getting on them? peta is a hypocrite. check their records.

2542 days ago
54.

lainie Lewis    

Fabulous......this whole story make me sick to my stomach. Dogs are meant to be man's best friend, not put in a ring to kill each other.

2542 days ago
55.

homegirl101    

Warden
take your abortion highlights to your rallies, Abortion well...it's a done deal..and....it's every woman's right to chose!!
Has nothing to do with the illegal treatment of innocent animals...find another forum.........

2542 days ago
56.

Madeline    

Good, I am happy to see this.

2542 days ago
57.

Davio    

who proof reads this stuff? harvey?
"Nike suspended Vick's without pay"
"Vick's Faclcons jersey"

You come to expect it in some of the comments ( FISRT!!), but in the articles? Come on.

2542 days ago
58.

sharon    

warden i guess the truth hurt. peta doesn't have clean hands. children are just important as a dog and so are rape victims. i guess you don't care about them.

2542 days ago
59.

jProud American Author    

Good for NIKE! Now I wish they could fire this creature for being a part of animal cruelty!
http://enlightenedangel.bravehost.com

2542 days ago
60.

WATCHTHETAPE    

First off I don't understand why people are already giving there opinion on Michael Vick. We having seen any evidence that prove Michael Vick is the actually one that was doing these dog fights. I keep saying"INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY"

Until I start seeing evidence that Michael Vick is guilty of these crimes then, Im not passing any judgement on this man and other people need to start doing that too. Because if this man turn up INNOCENT then people need to be ashamed of themselves for calling judgement before seeing any type of evidence but if he is proven GUILTY then they should throw his ass in jail because it disgust me that people would do that to animals!

2542 days ago
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