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Friday, July 27, 2007

Reebok Suspends Sale of Vick Jerseys.

Following Nike's announcement, Reebok has suspended sales of Vick products:

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 products, both at retail and online through the Reebok Web site. In addition, Reebok has honored retail cancellations of Vick NFL jerseys.


Here is what Nike said last week:

Nike is concerned by the serious and highly disturbing allegations made against Michael Vick and we consider any cruelty to animals inhumane and abhorrent. We do believe that Michael Vick should be afforded the same due process as any citizen, therefore, we have not terminated our relationship. We have however made the decision to suspend the release of the Zoom Vick V and related marketing communications. Nike will continue to monitor the situation closely and have no further comment at this time.

No big surprise there. Even if he is innocent, he's still the guy that had 17 dead dogs that were dug up on his property. I'm sure when possible, they will have necropsies done. I wonder if any of them have bullets in their brains. Or broken necks. Or severe injuries from being slammed to the ground. Or maybe this part of the indictment isn't true:

In or about April 2007, PEACE, PHILIPS, and VICK executed approximately 8 dogs that did not perform well in "testing" sessions at 1915 Moonlight Road, by various methods including hanging, drowning and slamming at least one dog's body to the ground.


Maybe it's not true. But still there are those 17 dead dogs on his property.

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