You're stupid if you'll stop buying because of that. I'm sick of hearing people diss mike vick, what he did is in the past and I'm happy to see him move on with his life. And let me tell you, if any other "normal" person did what he was convicted for, it wouldn't be that big of an issue. They just tried to make an example of him. I'm against dog fighting and all that sh*t and I think he deserved the consequences that he got but it's over.
Why should his life be over because of one mistake? Everyone else gets second chances, why can't he? I mean hell, celebrities that have been convicted of murder didn't get get half the heat Michael Vick got.
People like you are just haters, I don't condone or support what he did, but it's over. I want to see him succeed. And I know I'll get a lot of down votes for this but I don't really give a f***. he doesn't deserve all the crap he's getting from people like you. I've been a fan of his since he played at Virginia Tech and he's a good guy who made a bad mistake but he did his time and he's trying to move on. People like you should move on too.
I'm with everyone else, he paid his debt to society. He hasn't done anything wrong since. Even though nobody is going to forget about what he did, you can't let one bad mistake, no matter how large define the rest of your life. Also you gotta look at it from Nike's point of view. They want to sell stuff, and vick is a high profile player. I think most of the public agrees that he has changed.
Killing & torturing dogs is pretty disgusting. I mean, it's inexcusable. I know people talk about it being a cultural thing for black males, but to do the stuff he did I think you have to have at least a few screws loose.
But having said that, Vick got caught, paid a really big price, and has come across about as genuinely sorry since then as he possibly could.
Vick's problem is he's a professional athlete in the limelight. So he'll never really live that whole thing down. Meanwhile, people will ignore or move on from the other athletes who have driven drunk & killed people, raped women, beaten their gf/spouse, etc.
But when it comes to Vick...that guy better not get a Nike commercial, dammit.
I want to first say when I heard Vick was signed I was extremely pissed. I didn't want him on the team after what he did. All Athletes apologize after getting caught doing something. If they want any future they have to. Most don't mean it but after watching Vick for a couple years I honestly feel like he does. Vick has matured into a great player and leader. When he was with the Falcons he looked like the quarterback but not really the leader or the captain of the team. When Vick was given the opportunity to start last season he really took advantage of that. For Vick to get where he is now after not playing at all for a couple years to be even better than he was before takes a lot of hard work and dedication.
Michael Vick went to jail for arranging dog fights. The key is he did his time the legal system gave him that punishment for what they felt was appropriate for what he did. I am willing to put it behind him and support him as are most people.
He already served his time in jail and apologized for his actions. Is that still not enough and is there anything he could ever do to regain y'alls animal lovers respect? I think it's a little overboard to boycott a company that's sponsoring him for something he did about 2(about to be 3) years ago.
He could spend his entire life rescuing baby seals and prying open the jaws of sharks to pull out small children, I wouldn't buy from Nike anyway. But you know, if your gonna get moral about something Nike have done, surely you'd quicker get annoyed about the child labour and physical abuse that goes behind every shoe, shirt and string, rather than someone who looks at Pit Bulls being cross wearing a pair of their trainers.
I don't care about any of it, anyway. Wash the shoes in children's blood, for all its worth, and use them to stomp on the toes of homosexuals. I ain't got no papers on 'em.
As much as I hated Vick when he went to prison, I am a huge dog lover, and even created a Facebook group about Vick and how he's an asshole. I have found myself to forgive him. What happened to Vick created a huge awareness for Dog Fighting and I know many programs have come about due to it. Vick is trying to rehabilitate himself and I know good will still come from this. So I am proud that Vick is getting his stuff in order cause I am always glad to forgive and see redemption.
As a Packers fan who had to witness the return of Vick (Thanks to Clay Matthews unleashing the dragon all over Kevin Kolb) and almost watched him single-handedly destroy our defense (twice), this Nike thing means literally nothing to me. Vick did his time and paid his pennance. He's redeemed himself both on and off the field, and if Nike wants to give him a second chance, then good for Vick. Best of luck to him next season (if there is one...and except or whenever they play my Packers.
I hate how society and people are able to forgive him but they can't forgive LeBron James, why is LeBron James the most hated athlete in America despite never breaking the law or abusing, killing anybody?
he went to jail, was crucified by the media, crucified by his fans. he is sorry, he's done his time. how are you still mad, he is doing volunteer work, spreading the word around about what he did and why it was such a bad thing. and since you prob don't kno, nike and big corporations do care. that's why he lost all endorcements. he had to fight and earn his way back, from convict to comeback player of the year in the nfl. this is stupid how people still look at vick the wrong way when there are many more deserving people out there who should be critized for rape and murder but they walk. makes me sick
The dude already paid his time in jail, by getting kicked out of the falcons and making a fraction of what he used to make and looking like a fool. What else do you want the guy to go through, do you want him to be put on the electric chair? You people are just as sadistic as he is anyways, because you can't get the fact that the dude is sorry and has broken his back to go be a great player again.
I don't buy any specific brand, nor would I stop buying from a company that has a certain spokesman or endorser. If you believe that anyone who commits a crime in their life should never again earn redemption, then why not just kill them? Anyone that commits a felony, just kill them because people like you basically think they no longer deserve to breath the same air as you.
PS: he was involved in dog fights, he didn't rape a kid or anything.
I have no problem with this. He broke the law, & he paid his legal and social debt for doing so.
The whole "dog-fighting" thing is a done deal now. I honestly haven't been buying many Nike products, mainly because I tend to like Adidas more anyways lol. Regardless...my feelings about signing Vick. I have no problems with that one bit.
To be frank, most consumers in Nike's primary market won't have any problems, either. 8-)
While I do agree the dog fighting incident is disgusting, I do believe Mr Vick has paid the price for his stupdity. If we all had as much talent and the passion, as Mr Vick,. to do what we would always want to do I tend to believe you and I would still strive to do it. I would love to see if there is a part of the Nike contract that addresses a sum of monies that will go towards Mr Vick's choice to be a spokesman for the proper care and treatment of our dumb friends.
I can't wait to see the line-up of athletic dog fighting apparel
and I don't get why he is nowhere near as hated and loathed, despised like LeBron James is, c'mon, LeBron never broke the law, committed a violent crime, but yet all of America hates, despises and loathes the Miami Heat, I agree with what Moviedude said, Michael deserves this to happen to him: link
People need to get over this whole Michael Vick thing. I don't understand why it should be of anyone's concern. It was f***in years ago. It seriously gets on my damn nerves and I don't think anything has pissed me off quiet as much as people still talking about it like it just happened this afternoon. So what if nike re-signed him? Who the f*** cares? Is that really going to change the product or the quality of products? Absolutely not. People seriously need to move the f*** on and worry about more important things than what has happened in Vick's past. I'll for sure still buy Nike products. People are dumb beyond belief if they're not going to buy anything Nike because of Vick. Grow up.
I think everyone who is getting so upset over this is a little pathetic. Dog fighting isn't just a "mistake." I do agree that he's paid his debt to society, and I will continue to buy Nike. However, what he did was wrong.
I'm still unhappy with the NFL for even letting that Low Life Dog Killing Peice of Sh*t even play football. Now this with Nike just show's our younger generation "go do as you please as there are basically no morals when it comes to putting more money into a corp's coffer's whether it be the NFL or Nike. I will Not buy another Nike product as long as that bastard is a rep of their label.
I will still buy Nike! The way Nike sees it, he's an asset who will help make them more money. Also, everyone deserved a second chance...people do change too.
Yes, I'm still going to buy Nike products.
who? don't even know himm .. but watever..
yeah I do not like him at all. he's not even being properly punished for the hideous things he has done. it's a disgrace
He should burn in hell. If he'll hurt innocent animals whose to say he wouldn't hurt people too. You can't trust people that are like that!
i don't care what michael vick did, that's so 2007. he paid his debt to society by going to prison and now he's out so it should be over with. I don't really buy nike because I'm broke but if I did I would get those foamposites, they're cute