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Michael Vick Is Getting His Own Signature Nike Sneaker Again

Submitted by on July 3, 2011 – 8:39 am12 Comments
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Yes, you read that right.

After more than six months of speculation, Michael Vick—the same guy who got dropped by Nike back in August 2007 after federal dogfighting charges were brought up against him—is back in the fold with the Swoosh. The announcement came on Friday when Nike announced they were signing Vick to a four-year deal effective immediately. And they were quick to pat the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback on the back for making himself a hot commodity again despite the rocky road he’s traveled the last few years.

“Michael acknowledges his past mistakes,” a Nike spokesman said. “We do not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field.”

Vick’s agent Joel Segal added: “Michael is excited to have a long-term and strong relationship with Nike.”

But, what exactly does this mean? For one, it means Vick will most likely be getting his own signature Nike sneaker again. Towards the end of his last contract with Nike, Vick had a good thing going with the Nike Air Zoom Vick V (pictured above)—a simple, clean football sneaker designed to handle all of the wear and tear that a runner like Vick brings.

But, more importantly, it means we’ll get to see more Michael Vick Nike commercials, which were some of the best in the biz back at the start of his career. In particular, we’d like to see an update of “The Michael Vick Experience” commercial, which saw a teen taking a spin through a ride based on Vick’s quarterback style.

But, seriously: Good for Michael Vick. Say what you want—and we’re sure plenty of you will have something to say about Vick signing with Nike again—the guy has proven it’s never too late to turn your life around. As recently as last year, we’re pretty sure that no one, Vick included, believed he would ever get the chance to sign an endorsement with someone as big as Nike. But he’s worked his way back up the ranks, said all the right things at all the right times, and made himself a household name for the right reasons again.

And as a result, we’re the ones who benefit. Now where can we buy a pair of Nike Air Zoom Vick VIs?

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