Michael Vick Re-Ups With Nike Two Years After The Company Dropped Him

By Randall Stevens  |  09/30/2009

Michael VickLooks like things on the up for disgraced NFL superstar Michael Vick. Just weeks after being activated by the Philadelphia Eagles and over a month from signing with the team, the quarterback has re-upped with Nike.

More than two years after the shoe giant severed ties with him, due to his involvement in a dogfighting ring, Nike has re-signed with Nike for a new endorsement deal.

Mike Principe, the managing director for the BEST agency that represents Vick, announced the deal on stage at a forum run by SportsBusiness Journal on Wednesday (September 30).

However, details about the deal were not revealed.

"Mike has had a great relationship with Nike and is excited to be part of the Nike team again," Segal told SBJ.

Nike originally signed Vick as a rookie in 2001, but after his highly publicized dogfighting scandal, they terminated his contract in August 2007, after he filed a plea agreement admitting his involvement in the dogfighting ring.

Vick joined the Philadelphia Eagles after serving 18 months in federal prison.

He played his first regular season game since December 2006 on Sunday (September 27).