Michael Vick Book Appearances Nixed Due To Threats

Discussion in 'Philadelphia Eagles' started by SRW, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin Staff Member

    In NFL circles, Michael Vick's time as a federal inmate feels like ancient history.

    But for millions of Americans, Vick remains best known as the football player who went to jail for abusing dogs. We were reminded of this Monday, when the bookstore chain Barnes & Noble announced it was cancelling a series of Vick book-signing appearances due to threats of violence made toward the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.

    Barnes & Noble pulled the plug on appearances in Atlanta, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, citing 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 (via PhillyMag.com). "We've been assured these threats of violence, which have been reported to the police, are being taken very seriously by local authorities."

    A source told PhillyMag.com the situation with Barnes & Noble is part of recent uptick of violent threats against Vick and his family.

    Source: NFL.com
  2. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

    Get over it already, he did his time.
  3. TheDuke

    TheDuke Breast Man

    Stay classy, America.
  4. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member

    meh...he's just looking for excuses to ditch appearances again.

    :bolt:
  5. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Chip Chip Hooray!

    I have a feeling it was Vick's own people making the threat so Vick wouldn't be asked to attempt to read.
  6. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    Amazing how different vick and don king were treated by the public after they served their time.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2013

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