Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is launching a sports clothing line called V7, according to reports.
The Associated Press reported that V7 was developed in a licensing partnership with celebrity clothing-line mogul Ruby Azrak and former ICM talent agent Brian Sher, and will be sold exclusively at Modell's, an East Coast-based sporting goods store chain.
The V7 clothing line will include T-shirts, shorts and tank tops, ranging from $12.99 for children's sizes to $19.99 for adult sizes.
Some of the profits made from the clothing line will go towards the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia, according to the AP.
“I never thought I would be a fashion designer,” a laughing Vick told the AP. “But it's not about me. It's about making an impact with the community.”
Vick has attempted to restore his image after serving 18 months in federal prison for his participation in funding a dog fighting ring. He was released from jail in 2009, and was soon signed by the Eagles. Since then, he has been very active in the Philadelphia community and has spoken out against animal cruelty.
“It's still not over,” Vick said. “I've still got to walk the straight line each and every day. I’m trying to do things that’s going to be appealing, and make sense, and allow kids to dream and have ambition. To have goals. That’s what it’s all about.”
Vick was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year after leading the Eagles to a 10-6 record and a trip to the playoffs in 2010. He was sidelined several games in 2011 due to injuries but hopes to bounce back in 2012.