Friday, July 27, 2007

The score for today: Decency - 3; Vick - 0

Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Michael Vick on Friday, while Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey.

Facing protests from animal-rights groups, Nike announced it was suspending Vick's endorsement deal without pay, as well as halting sales of Vick-related shoes and other products at its retail stores.

"Nike is concerned by the serious and highly disturbing allegations made against Michael Vick, and we consider any cruelty to animals inhumane and abhorrent," Nike spokesman Dean Stoyer said in a statement.

Reebok, the official uniform supplier of the NFL, said it would stop selling Vick's replica jersey at retail stores and through its Web site.

Donruss, one of four major trading card companies, has decided to pull Vick's card from any future 2007 releases of trading card packs, according to Beckett Media, which covers the collectibles industry.
In more bad news for Vick, one of his indicted co-conspirators has entered into a plea agreement with the feds, which is scheduled for hearing on Monday. The most likely scenario is that he has agreed to testify against the others in exchange for reduced charges or a limited sentence. Yes, it looks like Tony "T" Taylor is going to throw Vick under the bus.


Blogger GetFlix said...

They waited to long.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance!

10:33 AM  
Blogger NY KAT said...

Thanks for the update! Great news!!

10:54 AM  
Blogger D.O.M. Dan said...

I think it's great that Corporate America is taking these actions in spite of what financial losses they might incur (lost sales of trading cards, jersey's, etc.).

6:34 PM  
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