Michael Vick Book Signing Series at Barnes & Noble Canceled After ‘Threats of Violence’

Michael VickThe NFL and Michael Vick have moved on from Vick’s dog fighting days, but many fans have not forgotten, and they’re making sure their voices are heard.

The bookstore chain Barnes & Noble had scheduled a series of books signings where Vick would make appearances in Atlanta, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, but announced Monday that it was canceling them because of threats of violence made toward the Eagles quarterback.

“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,” Byron Williamson, president of Worthy Publishing, told 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.”

After serving his 19-month sentence, the former Virginia Tech standout has certainly turned his life around. Vick has been a driving force in the community off the field — which should be enough for fans to see he made a mistake, and paid for it. Some fans, apparently, won’t ever let him forget.

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