Nike Welcomes Michael Vick Back by Re-Signing

July 1, 2011 | 32

Michael Vick is officially re-signed to Nike. After terminating Vick’s Nike contract in August 2007, Nike welcomes Mike Vick back to the family. Nike is letting the past be the past by re-signing Vick to a new endorsement deal.

“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.”

When Vick returned to the NFL, Nike was supplying Vick with free products, but he was not getting paid to endorse the Swoosh. That’s no longer the case since Nike re-signed Vick. However, the financial amount of the deal was not disclosed. If you recall, Nike dropped Vick right before the launch of the Zoom Vick V. One can only assume that Nike will eventually introduce a new Vick signature shoe line. However, Nike officials didn’t disclose what exactly they will do with Vick. Only time will tell what Nike and Vick have planned for the world.

It’s official: Mike Vick is back with Nike.

Source: Darren Rovell of CNBC
Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

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Comments (32)

  1. UH OH! New Zoom Vick 5 or will Nike start over with a new Vick shoe line? Hmmm…

  2. This is good to read. I’m glad. They both need each other in this case. It was only a matter of time before Vick was picked up by a Co. Nike couldnt let the most explosive player in NFL not be signed by them!!! So nice re-addition!! It’s all in the past and hes done more than enough to pay his dues!!

  3. Bucs fan my whole life so it’s obvious I’m not really a fan of Vick. Add the dog thing, makes me dislike him even more.

    With that said though, forgive and forget over time. The man paid his dues/time and is doing some great things now INCLUDING leaving the NFC South. Congrats.

  4. Bout time! Now just waiting to see what they come out with

  5. Executive aka K.O.T.T.

    Congrats to that brotha! Good to see positive things happen to people.

  6. Looks like things are getting back to normal for Vick. This is positive.

  7. mask

    that is so messed up…tiger, now you know. Get your game back and you can get your endorsement back. its okay because they are both just using eachother for money; aint that how the world works…

  8. Yessssssssssssssssss. Ughhh I need more vicks like yesterday. 2 up 2 down.

  9. bearwitme

    Glad to see mike back wit nike…. Cant wait to see the next sneaker

  10. Serg252001

    congrats to vick and nike for this move.

  11. Royal S

    Michael Vick gotta have one of the best comebacks in history. I’m glad for him. Michael Vick is the poster child of second chances.

  12. FeetHeat… oh man… OSD is killing me… Ms. SWAN needs to go cheapity-cheap on you know what for me!!!

    I doubt he gets a sig line anytime soon… or ever… but I could def see him as the primary endorser of a model without his name!

  13. atgbryan

    **** vick period

  14. @thkdfrankie

    PHILADELPHIA !! we brought mike vick back now nike give us a sig shoe !!

  15. bigd

    It’s About Damn Time

  16. Mr Kadillac

    Dare I even say Vick Retros?? Nike making the right moves. Congrats Mike Vick and good luck!!

  17. lacemob aka ja

    Congrats vick

  18. gotjordans?

    Can’t wait to see Vick’s new shoe

  19. Herb T

    Finally, never shouldve dropped him anyway!!! He shouldve signed with Li- Ning lol!!!!

  20. If the new Vicks are half way decent I’m coppin

  21. Laced&Lovely

    I’m happy for the man! Its crazy though..someone has already created a Facebook group called “Boycott Nike for signing Michael Vick”..it was created a couple hours ago and already has like 900 members…including people I know. Some people even talking about how they are going to throw their Nikes in the trash. Is it really that serious…? Yes what he did was messed up but the man paid his dues….all I’m saying is can he LIVE?!?

  22. Ha ha ha. Whats their nike shoes got to do with mike vick being resigned. People need new hobbies than to hate mike vick. Laced&Lovely, thats just too funny. I’m gonna stop saying whats up dawg cuz mike vic got resigned. I’m gonna stop asking for doggy bags when I cant finish my food. Comedy. They can give their nikes to me.

  23. DBLACK

    THE MAN DID TIME. MADE A PUBLIC APOLOGY. CARRIED HIMSELF LIKE A ATHLETE/ROLE MODEL. AND HAD AN EXPLOSIVE SEASON. HOW LONG WAS HE IN THE DOG HOUSE FOR 3 YEARS?
    TIME SERVED… THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS LOOKING UP TO THIS GUY. GOOD MOVE…NIKE GOT MIKEY.

  24. I fully support Vick. Everyone ****’s up…..the haters wanna keep anybody they can down which is a pathetic move IMO.

    Now Nike, do the right thing and drop some dope cement print Nike Air Un-Dogfights ASAP…..

  25. sneakerpimp15

    yeah vick bring the kickz

  26. lifeloveregret

    Sooooo do the dogs get their lives back now?

  27. Tony Snow

    JJH ur a bucs fans?! now i see why u hide ur face lmao jk …everyone has done messed up stuff before so lets move passed already..

  28. bishopp3000

    I wonder if they are gonna start with retros or a vick hybrid. i hope they stick a similar formula like his past sneakers.

  29. DMX

    WHERE MY DOGS AT?

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