View Full Version : Nike: There is no new endorsement deal with Michael Vick

10-01-2009, 10:17 AM
Nike is not signing a new endorsement deal with former spokesman Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles, spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said on Thursday.

Nike dumped Vick as an endorser and pulled his products from retail stores in 2007 after the ex-Atlanta Falcons quarterback was charged with bankrolling and running a dogfighting ring.

One of Vick's agents, Mike Principe, announced during the SBJ/SBD Relay Worldwide Sports Sponsorship Symposium here Wednesday that the newly-signed Eagles QB had signed a new deal with the Swoosh. But Nike's Wilkins said that wasn't so.

"Nike does not have a contractual relationship with Michael Vick. We have agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we do a number of athletes who are not under contract with Nike," the company said in a statement.


Vertical Limit
10-01-2009, 04:28 PM
Vick's personal agent, Joel Segal, told SportsBusiness Journal on Wednesday that the quarterback was "excited to be part of the Nike team again." Kind of sucks when your own agent is making you look bad.