Tuesday, Dec. 02, 2008

Michael Vick

"Ron Mexico"

The pseudonym of the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback — currently in federal prison on charges related to dog-fighting — was revealed in a 2005 lawsuit filed by a woman who said Vick intentionally gave her a sexually transmitted disease. The case settled out of court, but Vick will forever be associated with the Ron Mexico moniker, which the lawsuit said he used while seeking treatment for the infection. The NFL was even forced to ban shoppers from creating customized Falcons jerseys with the name "Mexico" on the back in its online store.