Michael Vick Cancels Book Signings Because Of ThreatsBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick had to cancel a number of upcoming book signings in Exton, Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Atlanta because of “death threats” made toward him and his family. It was first reported by Tim McManus of Phillymag.com.
“We understand that a lot of people out there will never forgive him,” Vick’s publicist Chris Shigas said. “But at what point do we say a line has been crossed?”
“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, who is the president of Worthy Publishing, the company which published the book.
Here are some of the threats which Vick received through Facebook:
“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.”
I agree that Vick’s treatment of the dogs was horrible, but there’s no reason for anybody to be threatening bodily harm on Vick and his family.
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