Nike Suspends Vick’s Contract

This morning’s New York Times reports that Nike suspended Michael Vick’s contract yesterday. You would have to be living under a rock to have not received an email requesting that you sign a Humane Society petition to ask Nike to drop Vick. Nike hasn’t dropped him, but is suspending the contract until Vick’s case is heard.

I do think Nike is doing the right thing, but I wonder how much the petition had to do with the decision. Nike doesn’t release information on how much Vick’s contract is worth, but it makes me wonder just how much this is hurting Vick’s wallet, and even more, how much the loss of the contract hurts Nike. I am sure it is no small amount, and Nike should be commended for taking a hit to their wallet for doing the right thing. Or maybe Vick has become such a liability that doing the right thing actually saves Nike money in the long run.

Whether or not the petition prompted Nike’s decision, I for one am glad to see such a groundswell of public opinion turning against Vick. I hope he gets every little punishment he deserves and I am enjoying each one that comes down the pike.

The Humane Society is still petitioning the NFL to suspend Vick from playing until this matter has been decided in a court of law. You can sign the petition here.

5 Comments so far

  1. mullah cimoc (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 12:50 am

    mullah cimoc say ameriki not caring when him muslim get the torture, electric shock and smash head and suffocation in plastic bag but acting so concern when dog treat the cruel way.

    usa media making ameriki so stupid and mental sick. how possible ameriki woman thinking okay for sexual torture of muslim but crying the fake tear when animal suffer.

    but ameriki not understand work dog like the work and rather die than not go for working each day. but fake ameriki animal lover he keep work dog in cage then congratulate self.
    fight dog liking the fight. this dog rather die than not the fight. this the breeding method produce. it cruel if not let the fighting.

    ameriki society so mix up. the ameriki woman pretend pure but take LBT (low back tattoo) and slut for every man even the gang member.

    ameriki man cry if dog hurt but happy and smile when see captive muslim him tortured and head smash into wall and the object raping of the anus.

    also at guantanamo the homosexual violence and sick of wiping the menstrual blood on muslim for defile. but ameriki so pure because feeling the sorry for dog.

    but justice come and this ameriki society be destroy. economic to crashing and then not the job. then the fighting for the aztec and maya. and whiteie him lose.

    but ameriki just slave of master in tel aviv. ameriki just exising for make israeli master of world. but god having the differnt plan and ameriki will experience the cruel and the suffering. him ameriki hippie calling this the karma and the karma coming but like thief in night and no one know the hour.

  2. americansaredumbfucks (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 9:32 am

    Look at the outrage over dogfighting…….yet so many people are gunned down in Shitlanta everyday…..seems to me dog life is more important than nigger life in the good ole US of A.

  3. Annie (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

    Just posting to let you know that I (the author of the original post) read your oh-so-insightful and well-written comments. I’m not one for censoring even the most ignorant of voices, unless the Metroblogging powers-that-be ask me to remove these for some reason.

  4. Maigh (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 9:35 am

    Wow. Good thing we can’t oh – say – track comments by IP or anything.

  5. Annie (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 10:35 am

    Wow. That’s pretty much my reaction, too.

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