Michael Vick will join Nike in a new deal. Some people want to bring up Vick’s past to show why he doesn’t deserve this.
What We Know:
- Vick spent two years in federal prison due to him being involved with dogfighting. He lost a $2 million endorsement deal with Nike in 2007 and had his Zoom Vick V sneakers suspended, according to NPR.
- Now, he has donated much to charity to fight against animal cruelty, speaks out against dogfighting, and has tried to keep his name clean since then.
- A Nike spokeswoman stated, “We do not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field.”
- The terms of the Nike deal aren’t public. Vick is excited about the long term deal with Nike. This will be the first time a brand has dropped an athlete from a deal and then resigned him. People on Twitter have mixed opinions about this.
“This is the Michael Vick they don’t want you to see..” pic.twitter.com/gk7ABl5Q17
— Gina Lewis (@GinaMarie0125) December 13, 2019
KEEP IT GOING ▶️▶️▶️▶️▶️▶️
Michael Vick never spent a day in jail for dog fighting, only tax evasion. So no he has NOT paid his dues and never can.
Call the NFL to complain 212-450-2000
PUT PRESSURE ON SPONSORS.. boycott their products if he is not removed ‼️‼️‼️#MichaelVick pic.twitter.com/9MQvlQYXOw
— IsabellaLabradorIssy (@IsabellaLabIssy) December 10, 2019
Does Vick’s actions after the incident warrant any kind of forgiveness? That’s for you to decide.