Thursday, July 19, 2007
Darren Rovell already reported today that you now can't get an NFL Jersey with the word "Ookie" on it, but now he's breaking even more breaking news...Via DR's SportsBiz...
Nike has a new statement, which I have just received. They are suspending the release of the Vick V shoe, which was scheduled to be in stores on Aug. 23. Below is the statement...Dagger. I'm with Rovell on this one though...they HAD to do this. This is only going to get worse for Michael I'm afraid.
"Nike is concerned by the serious and highly disturbing allegations made against Michael Vick and we consider any cruelty to animals inhumane and abhorrent. 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 and related marketing communications. Nike will continue to monitor the situation closely and have no further comment at this time."
Nike Suspends Michael Vick Shoe: Right Step To Take? (Sports Biz)
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