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whoman69
04-09-2009, 06:22 PM
These guys take the prize for not only failing to see how offensive their product is, but in also lying and saying its for charity.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9436766/Florida-AG-suing-maker-of-Vick-chew-toy-for-dogs?FSO2&ATT=MA

Florida AG suing maker of Vick chew toy for dogs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's attorney general sued a company Thursday that makes a Michael Vick dog toy, claiming proceeds from the sale were never donated to animal shelters as promised by the firm.

The lawsuit also claims the toy was not manufactured in the United States, as the Jacksonville-based Showbiz Promotions advertised, and consumers complained about delivery delays.

"Any company that intentionally misleads innocent consumers to believe they are contributing to worthy charitable causes is absolutely reprehensible," Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said in a statement. "It is disgusting that a company would exploit a tragic situation for personal gain."

The lawsuit also claims the company sold a doll named for slain toddler Caylee Anthony and promised to give proceeds to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The lawsuit says only $10 has been donated.

The doll, which originally cost $29.99, was taken off the market in March, according to the company's Web site.

The company's president, Jaime Salcedo, has said the doll was meant to be a "tribute." A phone number could not be found for the company or Salcedo. An e-mail was not immediately returned.

The president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children called the effort outrageous in a statement.

"NCMEC does not and will not ever be associated with any attempt to commercialize or raise money in connection with the victimization of any child," Ernie Allen said.

Anthony's remains were found in woods in Orlando in December, six months after the child's disappearance. Caylee's mother, Casey Anthony, is accused of killing the 2-year-old.

Vick is serving prison time for bankrolling a dogfighting operation in Georgia and Virginia.

Pioli Zombie
04-09-2009, 06:23 PM
Bring him in for a look.
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KCtotheSB
04-09-2009, 06:26 PM
This guy is NOT getting back into the NFL.
(He probably will.)

kysirsoze
04-09-2009, 06:28 PM
This guy is NOT getting back into the NFL.
(He probably will.)

If the Chiefs signed him I would stop rooting for the Chiefs. Not kidding.

Luckily we have our rock solid, can't fail, future HoF QBoTF!!:p

Hydrae
04-09-2009, 06:31 PM
If the Chiefs signed him I would stop rooting for the Chiefs. Not kidding.

Luckily we have our rock solid, can't fail, future HoF QBoTF!!:p

We already drafted Sanchez? :)

J Diddy
04-09-2009, 06:40 PM
If the Chiefs signed him I would stop rooting for the Chiefs. Not kidding.

Luckily we have our rock solid, can't fail, future HoF QBoTF!!:p

A backfield of vick and lj

That'd be almost entertaining.

BWillie
04-09-2009, 06:43 PM
Pretty sure Vick doesn't own this company or knew about it, so it's a null issue for him. Vick is a much better human being than Pacman. If Pacman is still in the league, Vick undoubtedly needs to be. I don't see Vick going to strip clubs, making it rain, and having his friends light it up quadraplegicing strippers.

BWillie
04-09-2009, 06:43 PM
A backfield of vick and lj

That'd be almost entertaining.

Perfect for the wildhog/wildcat. Unstoppable in theory ha