NEW YORK (AP) — Nike has re-signed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to an endorsement deal, nearly four years after dropping him amid his legal troubles.

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. Vick spent 21 months in prison.

CNBC first reported the new deal.

In a statement Friday, Nike says it does “not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field.” Terms were not released.

Vick was voted The Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year after missing two seasons and playing sparingly in 2009.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (6)
  1. Sandra Sales Frascona says:

    I’ve already contacted Nike to complain. 1-800-344-6453 – you can too

    1. 1stman says:

      Mike Vick has you dog lovers all mad.


      Going to make sure to buy a Michael Vick jersey if the NFL season starts on time.

    2. Saber 1 says:

      I guess money is more important than moral. The mudflap goes and gets in trouble and no being rewarded.

    3. Red says:

      I called and complained too!!

  2. Primetime Editorials says:

    I love Michael Vick I am so glad they kept him around he is a good person
    stop hating!

  3. Red says:

    I guess I will be ADIDAS stuff from now on

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