Philadelphia QB Michael Vick tweeted a few days ago that he was looking forward to returning to Atlanta to sign copies of his new book, “Michael Vick: Finally Free,”:
The stellar athlete was originally scheduled to make an appearance at an Atlanta area Barnes and Noble bookstore next weekend, but after multiple threats of violence, his appearance has been canceled!
Vick has paid his debt to society after serving a 18 month federal prison sentence stemming from his involvement in a dog fighting ring. He’s successfully resumed his football career but since adding a new pet to his family, there are some idiots out there who feel the need to threaten his life.
Dayum…. let the man live!
Vick was set to sign copies of his new book, “Michael Vick: Finally Free” at Barnes and Noble locations in Atlanta, New Jersey and Pennsylvania but the retail bookseller has released a statement announcing that all signings have been cancelled due to safety concerns.
“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.”
The Atlanta appearance was scheduled for this Saturday, March 16th.
The threats have been reported to police and despite the negativity energy surrounding the incidents, Vick’s fans are still supportive and cheering him on.
“Look at the smile on my Bae face. Happy Wife Happy Life!!!” – MV7
It’s sad that there are still disgruntled ‘animal lovers’ out spewing death threats. It seems a dog’s life is worth more than a man’s in some people’s eyes.
Keep ya head up Mike!