Thursday, October 1, 2009


Evidently…according to ESPN and other reliable sources (read that: “not Michael Vick’s agency”), Nike does not have a "contractual relationship" with Michael Vick. This according to the swooshers in Oregon, just a day after the quarterback's agency announced a deal with the manufacturer.

In a statement released Thursday morning, Nike said it has "agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we do a number of athletes who are not under contract with Nike."

On Wednesday, Michael Principe, the managing director of BEST, the agency that represents Vick, announced that the beleaguered former Hokie had a new deal with Nike during a panel discussion at the Sports Sponsorship Symposium.

Nike, which signed Vick as a rookie in 2001, terminated his contract in August 2007 after he filed a plea agreement admitting his involvement in a dogfighting ring.

In July, Vick filed for bankruptcy protection while serving a 23-month prison sentence, saying he owed between $10 million and $50 million to creditors.

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