Vick Gets His Swoosh Back

Eagles QB Michael Vick was once one of the faces of Nike.

But after serving time in federal prison for dogfighting, a reported $2 million endorsement deal with the Swoosh -- along with plenty of other deals -- dried up.

That was until Friday.

"We have re-signed Michael Vick as a Nike athlete," Nike spokeswoman Megan Saalfeld said in an e-mail to CNN Money.

The Nike deal symbolizes Vick’s return to the pinnacle of his sport. During a Pro Bowl season after taking over as the Eagles signal caller in Week 1, Vick picked up a few local endorsements and even an energy bracelet deal.

But none of the endorsements for companies as iconic as Nike -- one of the worldwide leaders in sports apparel.

For their part Nike is trying to distance themselves from Vick's past transgressions. In a statement Friday, Nike says it does "not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field."

So is it official, has Vick’s play on the field and good citizenship – talking out against dogfighting – off the field officially brought him back? Or will his mistreatment of dogs forever make him a pariah in your mind?

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