Michael Vick signs endorsement deal

By Marc A. Greenberg

Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick has signed his first endorsement contract since his release from prison, with Unequal Technologies, a provider of the football pads Vick wore last season.

The deal is for 2 years.

Chief executive officer Rob Vito says Vick is the company’s first corporate spokesman.

Prior to his 2007 arrest on dogfighting charges, for which he served 18 months in federal prison, Vick was once the highest paid player in the NFL. Returning to the NFL in 2009, Vick will start for the NFC in the Pro Bowl this weekend.