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Reebok Suspends Sales of Vick Jersey

Sneaker and apparel maker Reebok International Ltd. said Friday it would suspend sales of Michael Vick jerseys, saying the federal dogfighting charges against the Atlanta Falcons quarterback were "too disturbing to ignore."
/ Source: The Associated Press

Sneaker and apparel maker Reebok International Ltd. said Friday it would suspend sales of Michael Vick jerseys, saying the federal dogfighting charges against the Atlanta Falcons quarterback were "too disturbing to ignore."

Reebok is the official supplier of apparel and equipment to all National Football League teams and their players. The company said it does not have an endorsement or marketing agreement with Vick, who pleaded not guilty to the charges on Thursday.

Sales have been suspended at retail locations and online, and the company has honored cancellations of the jersey.

"While we respect the legal process we find the allegations against Mr. Vick too disturbing to ignore," Reebok said in a statement.