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Vick signs first endorsement contract since arrest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Vick has signed his first endorsement contract since his release from prison.

The Philadelphia Eagles' Pro Bowl quarterback inked a two-year contract with Unequal Technologies, a provider of the football pads Vick wore last season. The deal will be announced on Thursday.

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

Vick was once the NFL's highest-paid player and he endorsed many products during his six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. But Vick lost everything following his 2007 arrest on dogfighting charges, for which he served 18 months in federal prison.

He returned to the NFL in 2009 with the Eagles, and worked his way from a seldom-used third-string quarterback to the key cog on a division-winning team. He will start for the NFC in the Pro Bowl this weekend.

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