Michael Vick has lost another sponsor, Rawlings Sporting Goods. The company announced today that it is terminating its relationship with Vick because of dogfighting conspiracy charges.
Rawlings used Vick’s image in promotional displays in stores.
“Rawlings recognizes that Mr. Vick has not been convicted of the charges stemming from his recent indictment,” the St. Louis company said. “However, we have determined that ending our relationship with Mr. Vick at this time is necessary.”
“Rawlings is disappointed about the charges brought against Mr. Vick for his alleged participation in a dogfighting operation,” the company said. “Dogfighting is illegal and entirely unacceptable to Rawlings.”
Last week, Nike suspended their contract with Vick, and Reebok stopped sales of his jersey. Upper Deck removed all Vick autographed memorabilia from its online store and said it was removing Vick trading cards from NFL sets to be released in October.