NFL’er Michael Vick getting DEATH threats, cancels book tour

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Michael Vick was scheduled to sign copies of his book, “Michael Vick: Finally Free,” in three Barnes & Noble locations in Atlanta, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, those book signings were cancelled due to violent threats against the quarterback and his family.

Vick, who came under major scrutiny and served time in jail due to dog fighting, has tried his best to get back into the good graces of the public. At one point in time, it looked as if Vick was on the path to redemption and moving on. But threats like the ones below are proof that some people refuse to forgive and forget…

 “I would go there to slit your throat knowing how you treat animals.”

“hope your kids don’t fall in a pool with a battery.”

“I would snap your neck if I met you, your [sic] a piece of trash.”

There has been plenty of hostility directed towards Vick since re-entering the public forum following a 19-month prison stint for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring. While he now faces less opposition overall, the tone has been more violent recently, according to a source close to Vick

Barnes & Noble made this statement to the public regarding the threats made against Mr. Vick:

“While we stand by Michael Vick’s right to free speech and the retailers’ right to free commerce, we cannot knowingly put anyone in harm’s way, and therefore we must announce the cancellation of Mr. Vick’s book-signing appearances,” said Byron Williamson, president of Worthy Publishing. “We’ve been assured these threats of violence, which have been reported to the police, are being taken very seriously by local authorities.”

Wow, this is really a shame. Don’t get me wrong, Vick was wrong for what he did. But he served his time. People need to move on and find something better to do with their time. With all the ignorance, death and destruction going on in the world, they want to focus on this man? Get a life people…

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