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Vick poised to add another endorsement deal

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Eagles quarterback Mike Vick has recaptured his earning potential on the field.  And he’s getting back his ability to generate off-field money, too.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that Vick soon could sign a three-year, $1.55 million deal with MusclePharm, which makes supplements and other workout-related products.

Though Vick has a long way to go to catch Peyton Manning in the advertising sweepstakes, no one reasonably expected Vick to ever rebuild his ability to sell products after serving time in a federal penitentiary for dogfighting and gambling.  With Nike back in business with Vick, it looks like the stigma has been overcome by the sizzle.

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  1. eastsideballa says: Jul 13, 2011 12:03 AM

    So let me get this straight, Vick kills dogs and gets thrown in jail for 2 years. Roethlisberger rapes 2 girls and doesn’t see a day in jail? Yeah that sounds fair .Whoever thumbs this down is just an absolute schmussy.

  2. theroguescripter says: Jul 13, 2011 12:23 AM

    Good for him. Hopefully he can continue his success on and off the field. All the PETA loving haters need to shut the hell up and take a look at a long list of NFL players that have done much worse than Vick, yet don’t receive anywhere near the criticism he faces. It amazes me how some people place the life of an animal above that of a human. Vick made a series of terrible decisions that landed him in prison for a couple years, which is more than can be said about some of the things other players do that go unpunished. (Rapelisberger, Kobe, Ray Lewis, tons that have gotten a DUI, the list goes on) And for those of you that would say a DUI doesnt compare to dogfighting, Michael Vick didnt put anyones life in jeopardy, drunk drivers put lives at risk every single day Ray Rice said it best not a good look.

  3. pflynn20 says: Jul 13, 2011 12:46 AM

    Keep doing the right thing MV7

  4. romeisfallingagain says: Jul 13, 2011 12:57 AM

    I would actually go out of my way to avoid any product having anything to do with Michael Vick. Even if it was a high quality product, I’d attempt to avoid it if there was anything similar on the market.

    Has there ever been a more overhyped player to ever step foot on the field? Plus, he’s an awful human being. Where is the attraction?

    Let’s go ahead and put aside the fact that he is a pile of garbage. Has the man ever even won anything meaningful on an NFL field???

    Other than “Inmate least likely to take good care of a pet,” he’s not exactly covered in awards.

    I’d take Jason Campbell in a heartbeat.

  5. hobartbaker says: Jul 13, 2011 1:00 AM

    MusclePharm? Whatever happened to good old horse steroids?

  6. flyboy123456 says: Jul 13, 2011 1:14 AM

    People really are morons. It’s never been more clear to me how Obama got elected.

  7. coleman121280 says: Jul 13, 2011 1:15 AM

    Dogfighting and gambling is not a crime. If that were true we might as well lock up the politicians who send their non-family members up to fight like a dog that has no idea why he is fighting while halliburton gets rich off it.

  8. coleman121280 says: Jul 13, 2011 1:16 AM

    i missed a couple periods and commas…sue me

  9. sdboltaction says: Jul 13, 2011 1:32 AM

    I don’t give a crap either way. Sorry.

  10. t16rich says: Jul 13, 2011 1:43 AM

    Wow. I bet that’s alot more money than Milkbone was offering.

  11. jh500 says: Jul 13, 2011 1:45 AM

    Vick is marketable again.

  12. jbeatzz says: Jul 13, 2011 1:59 AM

    good for him…people want to condemn him for life for what he did and sad thing is a lot of those people consider themselves christians smh

  13. goawayeverybody says: Jul 13, 2011 2:11 AM

    Vick better not slack off this year I’m drafting him in my fantasy football leagues.

  14. nygiantstones says: Jul 13, 2011 2:39 AM

    Oh good, another NFL athlete endorsing an obscure supplement company that will end up having HGH or Steroids in their products. Way to go for the money, Vick!

  15. phillychzstk2012 says: Jul 13, 2011 2:51 AM

    Happy for Vick! I’m also a fan of MusclePharm products!

  16. jaydub204 says: Jul 13, 2011 4:27 AM

    What’s next? Purina?

  17. drgreenstreak says: Jul 13, 2011 5:09 AM

    Dude’s having a run of good luck. Still on probation. Still owes millions.
    An aging QB who depends on his legs. Runnin’ from the dogs. Still cruisin’ wit da posse. Makin’ a flat “A” in acting class.
    We’ll see how it all plays out. He ain’t a freakin’ war hero. He’a got prior’s for stupid.

  18. jjrs89 says: Jul 13, 2011 5:37 AM

    Id take Vince Young over this clown

  19. kevsright says: Jul 13, 2011 5:40 AM

    Bad Newz Vick would be the ideal spokesbum for the American Bar Association. Lawyers are all conscienceless liars, too. :twisted:

  20. melonnhead says: Jul 13, 2011 6:02 AM

    Did Vick get another $100 million contract or something?

  21. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 13, 2011 6:06 AM

    Good for Michael Vick because he really deserves it.

  22. daburgher says: Jul 13, 2011 6:42 AM

    He has definitely said and done all the right things since being released. I truly hope he is changed and its not the people around him that tell him what to do and say. What he did was a terrible thing. how could you brutally kill dogs? that is disgusting and ill never truly forgive him for it

  23. burgandyandgold says: Jul 13, 2011 6:56 AM

    Yuengling Brewery should hire him to do endorsements. Though, the drunken, moronic Eagle fan probably does not need any ads telling them to drink. And, of course they would all have t be TV ads sice the Eagle fan cannot read a print ad.

  24. watters7 says: Jul 13, 2011 7:16 AM

    “Hello to all the people out there in tv land. This is Mike Vick. Buy these PED’s and play like a mad dog!”

  25. wicky888 says: Jul 13, 2011 7:18 AM

    The only thing that matters in this country is green. Next thing you know he’ll have endorsements from Alpo and Pedigree

  26. halasfan says: Jul 13, 2011 7:26 AM

    Can you make us a list of who all endorses this D-bag? I know to buy reebok instead of Nike for my family any other I should know about????

  27. dd393 says: Jul 13, 2011 7:27 AM

    I thought it would be for Alpo.

  28. dclogicatlast says: Jul 13, 2011 7:45 AM

    halasfan says:
    Jul 13, 2011 7:26 AM
    Can you make us a list of who all endorses this D-bag? I know to buy reebok instead of Nike for my family any other I should know about????

    ————————————–

    So you bought Nike products before, but now that they endorse Mike Vick you have a holier than thou stance and won’t buy?

    Why did you buy from Nike before, considering they make their products in sweatshops???

  29. dbick says: Jul 13, 2011 7:55 AM

    haters gonna hate!

  30. daburgher says: Jul 13, 2011 8:04 AM

    Roethlisberger had sex with a girl in the bathroom, who more than likely wanted it, as she begged to see him the next day. He’s guilty of having sex with a willing sorority girl in a bar bathroom, which i must say is quite stupid.. but rape, i highly doubt it. Vick strangled, electrocuted, drowned, among other things to innocent and helpless dogs. It takes a sick mind to do something like that. His brother Marcus is probably still running the biz. The Vick brothers are sick people

  31. daburgher says: Jul 13, 2011 8:10 AM

    @coleman121280
    dog fighting is illegal in america.. gambling is regulated state to state.. dont be an idiot

  32. steelerfan77 says: Jul 13, 2011 8:20 AM

    You idiot, Vick’s case was proven beyond reasonable doubt, Bir Ben was never convicted. I am so sick and tired of idiot’s being able to post on this site. Get your facts straight and leave things in the past.

  33. bigbwoy000 says: Jul 13, 2011 8:23 AM

    When it comes to Vick, he is a known animal TORTURER – people that defend him want to make it about dog fighting but the real issue is TORTURING for fun. Anyone that could take any creature that is already in pain & crying & ciontinue to toeture it for fun is a very sick individual. Vick defenders want to make it about religion, forgiveness, second chances & any other baloney they can conjure up. It’s about the TORTURE to satisfy some sort of sick void inside that continuing to inflict pain gave him. He enjoyed hearing the cries & screams, he enjoyed inflicting more suffering with his bare hands because he & his crew thought it was funny. It’s obvious that the people that are sticking up for him have never read anything in people that TORTURE for fun. Add to it knowingly having as much respect for women as he had for the animals by spreading incurable disease & this guy is NFG. Nike & anyone else that uses him for endorsements is minimizing the torture & that alone is very sick. He should still be in jail for another 7 years, he got off way too easy.

  34. bigbwoy000 says: Jul 13, 2011 8:25 AM

    Dummys gonna continue to be dumb!

  35. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 13, 2011 8:33 AM

    Vick’s new deal is with the SPCA..

    I’ve seen the add. Vick stands there with a malicious smile,, & then bob barker comes out and says, “remember to have your pets spayed or neutered…. or this guy will handle it.”

  36. wicky888 says: Jul 13, 2011 8:45 AM

    Apparently Musclepharm products give you the strength and endurance to hold a dogs head under water

  37. biggerballz says: Jul 13, 2011 8:55 AM

    why is this news? I bet if it was manning or brady signing another endorsement you wouldn’t post it. You just want to stir up the comment board to get more hits on the site.

  38. bigbwoy000 says: Jul 13, 2011 9:19 AM

    @biggerballz

    When Brady & Manning TORTURE creatures for fun then it will be the same type of news. When Brady & Manning KNOWINGLY spread incurable disease then it will be the same type of news. With the type of things Vick has done, endorsements ARE news.

    You just want to stir up the comment board making references to guys that have never even remotely done the kinds of things that Vick aspired to & did multiple times a week for 6 years.

  39. allascowboys says: Jul 13, 2011 9:55 AM

    People need to layy off Vick. He has put in his time for what he DID, and he is now moving forward in a posative direction.

    To say you will not buy a product because he endorses it is a bit rediculous. People should be more concernded about business letting the lowest bidder (foreign countries) build “American” products, and driving the small business man in to the ground, reducing the money circulating in our economy

  40. allascowboys says: Jul 13, 2011 9:59 AM

    positive*

  41. biggerballz says: Jul 13, 2011 10:33 AM

    @bigbwoy000

    he did his time and has been back for a year now, you can’t hold a microscope to everything in his life forever. Sure if he screws up that’s news, but he hasn’t and companies believe he won’t or they wouldn’t sign him.

    It’s not like he killed his ex wife or his child and got off.

  42. mathsimillion says: Jul 13, 2011 10:59 AM

    Nothing personal against Mike Vick. I’m glad he’s changed for the better and gotten a second chance.

    But America really has its priorities screwed up. I mean any regular American with a felony charge would be working construction or fast food for the rest of his life. But our elite athletes apparently get a pass on this and can still sign big multi-million dollar contracts and get huge endorsement deals.

    Double standard anyone?

  43. dclogicatlast says: Jul 13, 2011 11:05 AM

    mathsimillion says:
    Jul 13, 2011 10:59 AM
    Nothing personal against Mike Vick. I’m glad he’s changed for the better and gotten a second chance.

    But America really has its priorities screwed up. I mean any regular American with a felony charge would be working construction or fast food for the rest of his life. But our elite athletes apparently get a pass on this and can still sign big multi-million dollar contracts and get huge endorsement deals.

    Double standard anyone?

    ————————————

    There are quite a few double standards in this society. How many politicians get caught in scandals and still wind up on TV or with great jobs? CEOs get caught stealing money or committing fraud and they get a year or two in jail, and then spend the rest of their lives enjoying their billions. It sucks, but money is not everything.

  44. bigbwoy000 says: Jul 13, 2011 11:41 AM

    @biggerballz

    The question was why this is news, you then compared it to Manning & Brady. When they do the things Vick did, it will be news as well.

    If we have different ideas of what “doing his time” means, then we agree to disagree. He did time for an organized gambling ring, never for the TORTURE he administered with his bare hands for FUN. When he does time for his TORTURE for fun, then he did his time. Until then, the court of public opinion has a different idea of what “doing his time” means.

    As for companies that are signing him, it’s about the almighty dollar & America has short memories in regards to its sports stars. Obviously enough fans are ignorant to the things he really did, all you have to do is read the comments by pro-Vick posters to see most have no idea of his real atrocities & have no interest in really finding out how sadistic & dark he truly is mentally to be able to do the things he did for kicks. Nike only cares about selling shoes, Vick fans only care about him doing well on the field.

    Educated people understand the sickness associated with animal torture for fun. It’s even more despicable when it’s done multiple times a week for SIX YEARS.

  45. bungxgba says: Jul 13, 2011 2:28 PM

    @romeisfalling

    I’d take Jason Campbell in a heartbeat.

    REALLY??? you obviously know nothing about NFL football… please stop commenting on this site immediately!

  46. tlclove says: Jul 13, 2011 3:11 PM

    Are there any sports stars that haven’t committed a crime in the NFL? I think there might be a few. Any of these guys who committed a crime should be in prison. It is just the obsession with sports in this messed up country. Treat the convicted felons or potentials as gods and everyone is greedy and thinks they are above the law. GO TEAM! The companies, players and fans are obsessed and greedy one way or another.

  47. tigrrrr says: Jul 13, 2011 6:15 PM

    I readcthis and have to repost it. Thank you to the author. You vick supporters just dont get it!
    When it comes to Vick, he is a known animal TORTURER – people that defend him want to make it about dog fighting but the real issue is TORTURING for fun. Anyone that could take any creature that is already in pain & crying & ciontinue to toeture it for fun is a very sick individual. Vick defenders want to make it about religion, forgiveness, second chances & any other baloney they can conjure up. It’s about the TORTURE to satisfy some sort of sick void inside that continuing to inflict pain gave him. He enjoyed hearing the cries & screams, he enjoyed inflicting more suffering with his bare hands because he & his crew thought it was funny. It’s obvious that the people that are sticking up for him have never read anything in people that TORTURE for fun. Add to it knowingly having as much respect for women as he had for the animals by spreading incurable disease & this guy is NFG. Nike & anyone else that uses him for endorsements is minimizing the torture & that alone is very sick. He should still be in jail for another 7 years, he got off way too easy.

  48. zeussuperman says: Jul 13, 2011 6:27 PM

    burgandyandgold says: Jul 13, 2011 6:56 AM

    Yuengling Brewery should hire him to do endorsements. Though, the drunken, moronic Eagle fan probably does not need any ads telling them to drink. And, of course they would all have t be TV ads sice the Eagle fan cannot read a print ad.

    ———–

    How do you know that Mike Vick still has a few good years as a quarterback left?

    Andy Reid hasn’t traded him to the Redskins.

    Hahaha! The only way your Skins will avoid looking up at the Birds from the bottom of the division this year is if a full-on lockout occurs.

  49. tlclove says: Jul 13, 2011 7:20 PM

    I like where someone said he’s got priors for stupid and another said that this muscle pharm or whatever the hell it is will make his arms stronger so he can hold the dogs down under the water to drown them easier. Only in America could someone who does horrific things to an animal or a person could go from prison to millionaire and be a role model for kids in a blink of an eye. I don’t think Hollywood even rivals how twisted the sports world really is. It should be called the felon league or potential felon league for professional football. Come one, come all you potential criminals and we will make you a football or basketball star for that matter and you will be rich and a great role model for kids.

  50. tigrrrr says: Jul 13, 2011 11:22 PM

    Vick makes me sick!

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