Nike Puts Hold on Vick Shoes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michael Vick's legal troubles have prompted Nike to suspend the release of its latest product line named after the Atlanta Falcons quarterback.

Nike tells retailers it will not release the Air Zoom Vick Five this summer. A company spokesman says the four shoe products and three shirts that currently bear Vick's name will remain in stores.

Vick will be arraigned next week in a Richmond, Virginia, federal courtroom on charges of sponsoring a gruesome dogfighting operation.

Nike still has a standing contract with Vick but the spokesman declined to speculate on his future with the company.

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