Eagles quarterback Mike Vick gradually has rebuilt his portfolio of off-field business interests. Though it isn’t, and surely never will be, as robust as it was before 2007, Vick has plenty of opportunities.
But not all are panning out. According to Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com, Vick has been sued by J.O. Sports Company for $100,000.
The company claims that Vick failed to “provide game-worn equipment and didn’t attend private signings,” as required by the contract. Vick contends that the deal was terminated in October 2011, after the owner of the company was indicted for fraud, including allegations that the company doctored jerseys to make them appear to be game-worn.
“My primary concern is for my fans,” Vick said, in a statement provided to McManus by Vick’s P.R. firm. “If my fans want to buy game-used memorabilia, it is important that the merchandise is 100 percent authentic. . . . I will not support a company that is accused of misleading fans. It is an easy decision to make.”
Jarrod Oldridge has pleaded guilty to mail fraud, which gives Vick another reason to end the deal. He’s still on probation, and thus he can’t associate with known felons.