pleaded not guilty last week to federal dog-fighting charges in Richmond, Va. In the indictment, he was accused of sponsoring a gruesome operation that often shot, hanged, drowned or electrocuted
The Humane Society of the United States said the companies couldn't ignore the overwhelming opposition to having any association with Vick. Some 165,000 e-mails were sent to Nike through the group's Web site, says Wayne Pacelle, president of the HSUS. PETA--People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals--called off a planned protest at a dozen Niketown stores across the country.