Michael Vick loses another sponsor
This was just too funny not to put up:
As a result of his idiocy, he's lost yet another sponsor:
ATLANTA - Michael Vick lost another sponsor - Rawlings.
The sports goods company said Tuesday it was ending its relationship with the Atlanta Flacons quarterback because of dogfighting conspiracy charges.
"Rawlings recognizes that Mr. Vick has not been convicted of the charges stemming from his recent indictment," the St. Louis company said. "However, we have determined that ending our relationship with Mr. Vick at this time is necessary." ...
Rawlings used Vick's image in promotional displays in stores, and its decision is the latest commercial setback for the NFL star.
Last week, Nike suspended a lucrative contract with Vick, and Reebok stopped sales of his No. 7 jersey. Upper Deck removed all Vick autographed memorabilia from its online store and said it was removing Vick trading cards from NFL sets to be released in October.
"Rawlings is disappointed about the charges brought against Mr. Vick for his alleged participation in a dogfighting operation," the company said. "Dogfighting is illegal and entirely unacceptable to Rawlings."
Would that just being stupid was "unacceptable" to these sports companies. That maybe they wouldn't be so quick to hand multi-million dollar endorsement deals to complete idiots with sketchy backgrounds to begin with. Granted, it seems that more and more of these types fill the rosters of many teams these days, but it would be nice if these companies didn't add to the problem by raising their profiles even further and rewarding such people.
In the end, it's all about money. They gave him the deal so they could make money...and they're taking the deal away because it will no longer make them money. And that attitude is part of the problem.