Eagles' Vick Signs Endorsement Accord for Wristbands as Controversy Fades

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick picked up his second sponsorship deal in three months, signing on as endorser for the Core Synergy titanium- infused silicone wristband.

Vick, 30, joins fellow National Football League players Maurkice Pouncey of the Pittsburgh Steelers and A.J. Hawk of the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers as representatives for Lutte Licensing Group, which makes and distributes the Core Synergy bands.

Vick lost sponsors including Nike Inc., the world’s largest athletic shoemaker, after pleading guilty to federal dog- fighting charges in 2007. He was voted the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2010 after regaining a starting job in his second season with the Eagles since serving an 18-month jail sentence.

Vick in January signed a multiyear endorsement contract with Unequal Technologies to serve as a spokesman for the company’s products, including thigh pads that he wore last season. Vick completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,018 yards and 21 touchdowns, all career highs. He also rushed for 676 yards and nine touchdowns.

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