Nike delays release of Vick shoe.

The NFL may think it’s OK for Michael Vick to play this fall, but Nike is not going to release their new “Zoom Vick V” shoe previously scheduled to hit the shelves in August. Nike said:

“Nike is concerned by the serious and highly disturbing allegations made against Michael Vick, and we consider any cruelty to animals inhumane and abhorrent,” Nike said in a statement provided Thursday afternoon to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“We do believe that Michael Vick should be afforded the same due process as any citizen; therefore, we have not terminated our relationship. We have, however, made the decision to suspend the release of the Zoom Vick V [shoe] and related marketing communications.

“Nike will continue to monitor the situation closely and have no further comment at this time.”

18 comments

  1. GOPeach says:

    Well just maybe Vernon Jones can hook is all up with a pair. 🙂

    What a great issue ( is -SHOE) for Vernon to RUN his SCAMpaign on! LOL

    Mo Vic Shoes for all da votas.

  2. gatormathis says:

    Nike isn’t worried about anything except “their” money. They are really just waiting to see if they will keep the MV football shoe theme or…….

    …………go with a more pronounced “Bad News Kennels” dogfighter foot gear……..

    The shoes all the “dogfighters” want……

  3. GOPeach says:

    Chris –

    That is really funny LOL 🙂

    I grew up with a saying regarding shoes you would not want to wear…

    ” Lord – Hunny I woundn’t wear those shoes to a dogfight!” LOL

    Now We have shoes to wear TO A DOG FIGHT!
    GREAT marketing idea! You should call Beaverton, OR. and tell them about it.

  4. gatormathis says:

    What it all boils down to is what is the legal “out” for a contract, whether it is MV, Pacman, the Falcons, Nike, or whoever.

    When MV “hurt” himself in the first season and couldn’t play, that wasn’t an “out”.

    If he gets locked up, and can’t finish out his contract, then maybe the Falcons can keep their money, and hire a more suitable player.

    Bad thing about it, when the money runs out, and MV is penniless and on the street, won’t nobody care what kind of fights he is attending.

    Then he can stand in front of appliance stores watching the Falcons on display TV’s , while wearing his favorite “World’s Greatest Chump” tee-shirt.

  5. Bull Moose says:

    Boycott the Falcons until Vick is fired. Boycott NIKE until Vick is released from endorsements.
    Boycott any company that pays a dime to Michael Vick. What he did is inexcusable.

  6. Joshua Patterson says:

    I personally think he is guilty, but he deserves due process.
    We would give McCain a chance to explain his side of the story if it came out he was cheating on his wife with Bull Moose.

  7. Icarus says:

    Michael Vick is the one true conservative in the NFL. He’s in it for the duration. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

  8. debbie0040 says:

    I hope the Falcons lose every game Vick plays in.

    I hear animal rights groups will be protesting every home game Vick plays in.

    I think the proper punishment for Vick is to be put a pen with one of the dogs he trained to fight and kill and let them fight . No weapons at all.

  9. Icarus says:

    Or, PETA could just pay off an inside lineman to step slightly to the right on the snap…

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