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.Ãƒâ€š 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.