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Vick Returns to Endorsement Duties

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Vick is back on the endorsement front.

Michael Vick has signed his first endorsement contract since his release from prison.

The Eagles' Pro Bowl quarterback inked a two-year contract with Unequal Technologies, a provider of the football pads Vick wore last season.

The deal will be announced on Thursday, according to the Huffington Post:

"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."

...Terms of his deal weren't disclosed. But Vito said it's a "sizable" contract.

"We believe it was worth it," he said, "because of Michael Vick and how he can shed light on the technology of our products."

Vito says Vick is the company's first corporate spokesman. Vick was once the NFL's highest-paid player and he endorsed many products during his six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. But Vick lost everything following his 2007 arrest on dogfighting charges, for which he served 18 months in federal prison.

He returned to the NFL in 2009 with the Eagles, and worked his way from a seldom-used third-string quarterback to the key cog on a division-winning team. He will start for the NFC in the Pro Bowl this weekend.

During the season Vick appeared in a Woodbury Nissan ad but that appeared to only be a once-ff ad. For that endorsement Vick was paid with a Nissan Armada worth $54,000, according to USA Today.

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