Vick helps launch new padding for head injuries

By ROB MAADDI | June 8, 2011 | 1:59 PM EDT

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick answers a question in Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, he says that he uses Unequal Technologies EXO Skeleton products that protect players like him from sports-related hard-hit injuries. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Vick will have new padding to protect him from all those crunching hits.

Unequal Technologies, a provider of the football pads Vick wore most of last season, released a product Wednesday designed to help prevent concussions and other head injuries.

Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles' Pro Bowl quarterback, took a break from his busy summer to pitch the new gear along with representatives from the company. In January, Vick became Unequal's first corporate spokesman when he signed his first paid endorsement contract since his release from prison.