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Nike denies Vick deal

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?


  1. You’re blaming Nike!? Don’t you think reporters should have made a single call to check up on a story that was fishy-sounding to begin with?

  2. Seriously, Nike isn’t to blame for reporters not checking their “facts”