While it seems like just yesterday that Michael Vick was dropped by many of his endorsers including Nike, it was 4 years ago.
Nike has made the decision to re-sign Vick and to stand behind his efforts to rehabilitate himself and his image.
“Michael acknowledges his past mistakes,” Nike said in a statement. “We do not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field.”
Vick was voted The Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year after missing two seasons and playing sparingly in 2009.
“Michael is committed to working with Nike and wants to utilize his platform as a professional athlete to have a positive impact on our youth,” said Andrew Stroth, the Chicago-based attorney who negotiated the deal for Vick.
It will be interesting to watch how many other sponsors jump on-board once the NFL labor situation is resolved and the season is poised to being.