Nike has taken a stand, bowed to public opinion, and canned indicted football star and dog-fighting mogul Michael Vick.
The company said today that it is suspending him without pay from its roster of endorsers and pulling all Vick-related items from its retail stores. The products have also been removed from Nike’s website.
Reebok, which doesn’t count Vick as an endorser but is the leading manufacturer of NFL jerseys, also said it would suspend sales of Vick-related items. They said in a statement today:
“While we respect the legal process we find the allegations against Mr. Vick too disturbing to ignore, therefore, we have decided to immediately suspend selling Vick NFL product, both at retail and online through the Reebok website.”
Vick apparel continues to sell on eBay.