MICHAEL VICK CANCELS APPEARANCES AT BOOKSTORES: I must admit, I have no intention of purchasing Michael Vick’s new book, “Michael Vick: Finally Free,” because I am not a big fan of his, but it’s very troubling to learn that he cancelled appearances to promote his book at three Barnes and Noble bookstores after receiving death threats. Multiple death threats have also been made against his family, store employees and store property. People are crazy.
Vick was set to sign copies of his book, “Michael Vick: Finally Free” at three Barnes and Noble locations: in Atlanta, New Jersey and Exton, Pa. All have been cancelled because of safety concerns. The Atlanta appearance was scheduled for this Saturday.
“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.”
There has been a recent uptick in what a source close to Vick calls “credible threats of violence” directed toward the Eagles quarterback and his family. Source
So, Martha Stewart lied under oath, served time in prison and Macy’s and J.C. Penney are fighting in court over who has the right to carry her wares in its stores. Better yet, ‘Junk Bond King‘ Michael Milken, who almost brought down Wall Street, served two years in prison, paid millions in fines and settlements for civil lawsuits, but was welcomed with open arms. Michael Vick served his time and paid his debt to society. Don’t get me wrong, dogfighting is barbaric and reprehensible. I have been a dog owner for many years and absolutely found his dogfighting enterprise sickening, but he paid his debt to society. He’s allowed to rebuild his life and seems to have become a better person.
Here are some of the comments left on Barnes & Noble Atlanta store’s Facebook page:
–Wish I could get to Atlanta and slap you across the head w my copy of “the Lost Dogs” at this signing. You have no right to come and request an audience or to be a role model AND you especially do not deserve to own a dog. Eff Barnes and noble, pet smart and you. I hope u burn – Oxman, Grumpy, Dayz, Taco, Mama and Demi.
–I hope you have a slow painful death.
—Michael Vick you sick f*ck should be shot or even better dragged behind a car till u all most dead.. then we all must be there to watch you suffer!!! here where i am from would have put a tyre over you and set you alite, i really hope one day you read this all…
—Vick, Vick, Vick..you’re such an intolerable *ss. I hope someone snaps your neck on the field. Douche.