Wow. In this 24-hour news cycle, if you don’t get in front of something right away, the rumors will fly.
Nike issued a statement this morning saying it is NOT signing Vick. From the Washington Post:
“Nike does not have a contractual relationship with Michael Vick,” the spokesman, Kejuan Wilkins, said, according to the reports. “We have agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we do a number of athletes who are not under contract with Nike.”
Meanwhile a quick Google news search shows that about 850 news articles and opinion colums were published between 6 p.m. yesterday and this morning on the Nike “deal.”
So what the heck took Nike so long to correct this error?