On July 27, 2007, Reebok announced that it would no longer make Michael Vick jerseys, the NFL announced that it would no longer sell Vick products and Nike announced that it had suspended Vick’s contract. But three years later, Vick is playing as well as ever on the field, and his popularity off the field has rebounded as well.
The latest example: Vick jerseys are hot sellers again.
Darren Rovell of CNBC reports that retailers in Philadelphia are doing big business selling Vick jerseys.
“Certainly after coach [Andy] Reid declared him the starter and offered his vote of confidence, demand and sales escalated and we did bring in more [jerseys] to meet customer needs,” Rovell quotes Jed Berger of Modell’s Sporting Goods as saying.
Modell’s is stocking its stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey with Vick jerseys, and even Dick’s Sporting Goods, which previously declined to sell Vick jerseys, is now changing course and will sell them in the Philadelphia area.
Oh, and Rovell reports that on NFLShop.com, you can even personalize an Eagles dog jersey with Vick’s No. 7 on it.