Michael Vick fined by NFL for obscene jesture to fans

Even before the animal cruelty case surfaced in 2007, Vick's corporate status had deteriorated, apparently due to extensive "bad press." Among the negative incidents cited by observers of this was his middle finger gesture to Atlanta football fans in 2006.

His endorsement deals with at least six companies (Coca-Cola, EA Sports, Kraft Foods, Hasbro and AirTran) have expired over the past few years and have not been renewed.