Michael Vick Signs First Endorsement Deal
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is back in the endorsement game after signing his first since his release from prison. Vick inked a two year contract with Unequal Technologies, a provider of the football pads he wore most of last season. Unequal Technologies makes several shock blocking sports pads that Vick wore after returning from missing three games with a rib injury and later would don the shoulder pads as well.
“We’re real excited about it,” chief executive officer Rob Vito said Tuesday. “Michael is good people. He paid his dues. President Obama reached out to him. He deserves an opportunity. This is what makes America so great. He’s moved forward. He’s a whole other person.”
Vito said Vick is the company’s first corporate spokesman. Terms of his deal weren’t disclosed. But Vito said it’s a “sizable” contract. Vick appeared in a television commercial for a car dealership last month. However, he didn’t get paid for it. He was compensated by having use of a Nissan sport utility vehicle.