Nike Re-Signs Mike Vick
Nike has re-signed Philadelphia Eagles QB Mike Vick to a new endorsement contract according to reports.
This comes after a five-year split between Nike and Vick after the shoe giant severed ties with the pro-bowl QB following his indictment on dog fighting charges back in 2007.
Nike acknowledged the once embattled QB has made a major turn around, both on and off the field.
“Michael acknowledges his past mistakes,” said Nike spokesman Derek Kent. “We do not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field.”
Vick’s longtime agent Joel Segal told CNBC that “Michael is excited to have a long-term and strong relationship with Nike.”
Vick initially signed an endorsement deal with Nike fresh out of college in 2001.
The QB has managed to gain two other endorsement deals following his comeback from prison.
He signed a deal in January with protective gear company Unequal Technologies.
In March, he inked a deal with Core Synergy, a titanium-infused, silicone wristband brand.
Details of the new Nike contract were not disclosed.