Micheal Vick, quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, was indicted by a federal grand jury for his sponsorship of a dog-fighting enterprise. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, ordered Vick to not report to the Falcons training camp. Commissioner Goodell wrote:
“While it is for the criminal justice system to determine your guilt or
innocence, it is my responsibility as commissioner of the National
Football League to determine whether your conduct, even if not
criminal, nonetheless violated league policies, including the Personal
That does not end the problems for Mr. Vick. He has also been removed from the Nike website, which is one of his major sponsors. Undoubtedly, PETA will continue its push to have Vick remove from the NFL and to have Nike discontinue its sponsorship of Vick.
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