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THE QUESTION

Who Would Endorse Vick?

Can Nike, or any company for that matter, ever endorse Michael Vick, or would the appearance of forgiveness carry too high a price?

Posted by Emil Steiner on October 2, 2009 12:00 AM
FROM THE PANEL

So Far, So Good

The key for the Vikings offense, and for head coach Brad Childress in particular, is to make sure Favre holsters his heroics.

Posted by Sean McCann, on October 5, 2009 12:49 PM

Not All Humane Societies

I anticipate that most companies, like Nike, will wait for time to pass and for Vick to continue to prove himself.

Posted by Nathan Whitaker, on October 2, 2009 1:06 PM

Earn Endorsements on the Field

What kind of message does it send if you are using a player more known for his name than his play?

Posted by Chris Richardson, on October 2, 2009 12:08 PM

Let's Forget Vick

Let him rot in Philly as a backup quarterback, Wildcat formation specialist or Andy Reid's personal dry cleaning assistant.

Posted by Anthony Stalter, on October 2, 2009 6:59 AM

Give Vick a Chance

If I was an advertiser I would sign Michael Vick right this very moment.

Posted by Robert Littal, on October 2, 2009 5:42 AM

Be Like Mike

Don't believe the hype, dog killers buy sneakers too.

Posted by Sarah Schorno, on October 2, 2009 5:17 AM

Vick's Corporate Exile

Barring a documentary following several off-seasons in Calcutta, Vick's banishment from corporate endorsements would seem to be permanent.

Posted by Michael Oriard, on October 2, 2009 4:58 AM

Weak Vick Experience

I look forward to seeing PETA's use of the "Just Do It" slogan on their protest signs when Vick does come back.

Posted by Dawn Knight, on October 2, 2009 4:33 AM

PETA Says No One

If Nike and other companies know what's best for the bottom line, they won't touch Michael Vick with a 10-foot pole.

Posted by Dan Shannon, on October 2, 2009 4:19 AM

Learn From Ray Lewis

Michael Vick will get another endorsement deal exactly when corporations decide that he can help them sell sneakers, or soda, or cars or candy.

Posted by Sean McCann, on October 2, 2009 1:00 AM

Vick Can't Just Do It

Nike's statement demonstrates that the shoe giant is a bit queasy about embracing Vick.

Posted by Jason Maloni, on October 2, 2009 12:27 AM

Vick Is Still Radioactive

It is going to take more than three football games and two public appearances for Vick to regain any value as a product spokesperson.

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on October 2, 2009 12:03 AM

Vick May Kill Dog Fighting

We as a society are constantly evolving -- Vick will be remembered as the impetus for such change.

Posted by Michael Kun, on October 2, 2009 12:03 AM

Time Will Heal

Corporate fits exist for many star athletes -- regardless of how they are viewed by most mainstream consumers.

Posted by David Carter, on October 2, 2009 12:01 AM

Nike Denies Vick Deal

Supplying Products Only, Company Says

Posted by Mark Maske, on October 1, 2009 10:18 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

bernieandruth: How much of the notion that Americans are a forgiving people is merely a story we tell ourselves to make ourselves feel good ? Michael Vick ...

delOH: Too soon for any company to touch him. I am shocked Nike even supplied him shoes and apparel. Nike is doing the back pedal boogie on that mo...

bobbarnes: Vick is only sorry because he was caught. Sure you've heard this before, but really think about it. He's doing what he can to save his hide....

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