Sports Biz: Despite stigma, Michael Vick jerseys sell well at Modell's


Ever since the Philadelphia Eagles signed notorious quarterback Michael Vick this week, some NFL fans have vowed never to root for the team as long as it employed the convicted felon. But a sizable contingent will evidently still be cheering for the convicted dog-fighter this season, wearing his No. 7 jersey.

Mitchell Modell, CEO of Modell's Sporting Goods, says demand for Vick's jersey, which retails for $80 and $110, is strong. Ironically, No. 7 was also worn by Ron Jaworski, a beloved quarterback who lead the Eagles to Super Bowl XV against the Oakland Raiders in 1981. Jaworski, now an analyst on ESPN's Monday Night Football, does not think signing Vick was a good idea.