Even in the midst of a lockout, good news continues to hit a once troubled star. After spending 20 months in a federal prison for various dogfighting charges, being unable to participate in the NFL for two seasons and having his endorsements taken from him while incarcerated, Michael Vick is once again a spokesman for shoe giant Nike.

“We have re-signed Michael Vick as a Nike athlete,” Megan Saalfeld, a Nike spokeswoman, said in an e-mail to CNN. “Michael acknowledges his past mistakes,” Saalfeld said. “We do not condone those actions, but we support the positive changes he has made to better himself off the field.”

The NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year last season posted career highs in passing yardage and accuracy while leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a division title before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Vick won the Male Athlete of the Year award during last Sunday’s BET Award telecast.

[via CNN]