Michael Vick Back On Nike's Endorsement Payroll

After cutting ties with quarterback Michael Vick in 2007 following his involvement in a dogfighting ring, the shoe giant has apparently decided that Vick’s on-field performance has restored his good name enough to re-enlist him with an endorsement deal.

USA Today reports Vick, who served 21 months in prison for his crimes, has accepted free Nike equipment since 2009, when he returned to the NFL, and has signed a smattering of endorsement deals since then.

Said Nike in a statement:

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

Do you applaud Nike for giving him a second chance, or scorn the company for seemingly forgiving Vick for his past?

Nike re-signs Eagles QB Michael Vick to endorsement deal [USA Today]