Friday Follow-Ups: Nike is "concerned" About Dogfighting

Follow-up to an earlier post on Tuesday (Nike suspends release of Vick shoes)

It appears that Nike has taken another step towards getting rid of Michael Vick. And, even though my headline is poking fun at Nike; I do think they are going about this in the right way. It really (really, really) looks like Vick is guilty and they are distancing (distancing, distancing) themselves away from him.

I'm sure (very sure) that NIKE would like to drop Vick like Tom Potter drops pints.  However, until guilt is proven (that whole innocent until proven guilty thing), Nike probably can't out-right cut its endorsement of him w/o getting sued and/or opening themselves to other issues.

From the Portland Business Journal:

Saying it's “concerned” by the dogfighting charges against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, Nike Inc. said Friday it has suspended Vick's endorsement contract without pay and will not sell any more Vick merchandise at its own stores for the time being.

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2 Responses to Friday Follow-Ups: Nike is "concerned" About Dogfighting

  1. Paul G Heim July 28, 2007 at 3:18 am #

    Dogfighting and the breeding and training,or enslavement and abuse,of dogs is criminal.Any endorsement of this activity is criminal and should be treated as thus.
    The ownership and abuse of fighting breeds for status should not be glorified ,anyone taking part in animal abuse cannot be above the law and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

  2. June Ritchie July 28, 2007 at 11:39 am #

    Having enjoyed the loving loyalty of a dog for over five years and being inspired by her will to protect as a companion I can only see any person who teaches their dog to fight by showing it violence must be as sick as anyone who is already in mental hospital. To train one to fight because of a desire to make money from it is depravity at its worst. Definitely still not being clamped down on enough on council estates etc. Police no time to investigate such? Where is the RSPCA too busy pleading for donations?

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