They’re Threatening to Kill Michael Vick

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Upcoming book signings by Michael Vick at three Barnes and Nobles locations, including one in Exton, have been canceled following multiple death and dismemberment threats to Vick on Facebook and by phone.

Byron Williamson, the president of Worthy Publishing, the publisher of Vick’s book, Finally Free, told Tim McManus of Philly Mag the following:

“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. We’ve been assured these threats of violence, which have been reported to the police, are being taken very seriously by local authorities.”

 

Some of those threats toward Vick include the following: [via Philly Mag and Action News]

“I would go there to slit your throat knowing how you treat animals.”

“I would snap your neck if I met you, your a piece of trash.”

“We should push your daughter into a pool with a battery.”

“When I see you, I’m going to bash your head in.”

 

A spokesperson for Vick told Action News last night that the threats have increased over the past week…

"He's obviously concerned about it. He's concerned about it. You know, Mike is committed to working with the community, to talking with kids, to getting them to make positive decisions in their lives and he's going to continue to do that.”

"We had an uptick in the number of threats that were made against Michael Vick, as well as his family. The threats were made against the bookstore property, as well as bookstore employees.”

 

Last Monday, I posted pictures of Vick with his dog, a Belgian Malinois, at a New Jersey PetSmart. Those pictures went everywhere – from TMZ to the New York Post to Jimmy Kimmel – and they appear to be the cause of the most recent threats, something that, obviously, wasn’t the intended outcome. I left out the exact location of the PetSmart to prevent this very sort of thing.

Death threats on the Internet are nothing new, however. I imagine just about every celebrity or athlete gets them. I have, too. For Vick, it’s certainly nothing new, but there’s obviously been enough of an increase to scare him, his publisher, and perhaps more importantly, Barnes and Noble and its employees. The latter may be the true driving force behind the cancellations. Here are the Facebook postings of two animal groups that were encouraging their members to call Barnes and Noble in Exton. Together, the two groups have over 15k likes:

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Screen Shot 2013-03-12 at 8.27.28 AMNo word on if Vick will still be in Atlanta on Saturday– he has another event scheduled in the evening. This one:

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It's unknown whether Vick is or was planning on attending. Parties like this one, apparently coordinated by the ever goofy Marcus Vick, have used his Vick’s name for promotional purposes in the past, perhaps without knowledge to Vick himself. But judging by the “in conjunction with V7” (Vick’s brand) line and the fact that Vick was scheduled to be in Atlanta, we’ll assume that he was planning on stopping by.

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44 Responses

  1. You killed animals and I find that wrong, so I am going to threaten to kill you, a human.
    Fucking PETA nut jobs, go die in a fire you scumbags you are worse than Vick and hes a shit head.

  2. AND he’s a terrible quarterback on top of everything else horrid he’s done with his life.
    I’m not really an animal lover and not exactly fond of pitbulls and it surprises me to no end the passion people have about the dog killings yet the knowingly spreading VD to women (Ron Mexico) gets swept under the rug.
    I guess what I’m saying is Vick is an all around bad dude and I’m still embarrassed by how this town embraced him and that the Eagles bend over backwards to get him every chance they can.

    1. That’s probably because the article was in standard English and required some level of basic humanity.

    2. That is probably because most comments are written in standard English and you are a subhuman.

  3. He was probably just looking for an excuse to cancel these things. Seriously, some half-ass threats on twitter & he cancels all these appearances? I’m sure they’d have all kinds of security there anyway. Goes to show you this guy is such a fraud. Way to screw over the few fans you have left. I can’t believe the Eagles brought him back. I was hoping for a clean slate with Chip Kelly & you just know the first time Vick fumbles or throws an INT week 1, we’re all going to be saying “here we go again.” Even if Chip Kelly went with Dennis Dixon & we went 1-15, I’d still be willing to give him a chance. Instead we’ll have to suffer through another 5-11 season w/ this scumbag Vick & just like last year we’ll be hearing Foles chants in week 5 & the team will string us along until Vick goes down w/ an injury or there’s only a few games left & we’re out of playoff contention. I hate this team.

  4. Posted by DT – “I’m not really an animal lover and not exactly fond of pitbulls and it surprises me to no end the passion people have about the dog killings yet the knowingly spreading VD to women (Ron Mexico) gets swept under the rug.”
    WTF??!! how the hell did you make that leap from dog killing to an STD. Clearly you’ve got some issues down there if that’s on your mind this morning!

  5. Strattylight, read up on the whole Ron Mexico thing. Its disgusting and in my opinion more egregious than the dog fighting thing. My point is, Vick is human garbage and for many, many reasons. It boggles my mind that once the Ron Mexico issue was overshadowed by the dog fighting conviction no one cares about it anymore.
    I’m not a dog lover, not an animal lover. I put human beings far beyond animals. I think a dirtbag that knew he had an STD and went around sleeping with women and knowingly infecting them is more horrendous.
    But that’s just me.
    You may be the one with issues. I mean they were only women, right?

  6. Angelo said on his show this morning that he thinks the threats against Vick are BS, a ploy to help him sell books. I don’t know if Vick himself is that sneaky, but maybe his agents/handlers are.

  7. I mean, quite honestly, the STD thing was one woman, who most likely was trying to get her hands on his money anyway, he just gave her something in return for her golddigging.How many people are out there getting STD’s right now?
    The dog thing is overdone. Like there aren’t people in the NFL that have done worse, and not served any time, or been reprimanded at all (James was right with Ray Lewis). What about Big Ben? Raping women isn’t as bad as killing dogs? I’m a huge dog lover, and I know crimes against HUMAN BEINGS are much worse then any crime against an animal.

  8. The funny thing is that people still don’t seem to understand that Vick wasn’t Vito Corleone. He actually killed the dogs himself…
    “According to the federal indictment, when dogs at Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels lost a fight, or failed to perform well in ‘test matches,’ they were routinely killed by methods including electrocution, hanging, drowning, and in at least one case by “slamming” the dog’s body onto the concrete floor. In one session in April 2007, at least eight dogs were killed through these methods.
    Vick took part in these executions along with his partners Purnell Peace, and Quanis Phillips. The indictment detailed a March 2003 incident, in which a female pit bull who had just lost a match was killed. Vick and Peace decided to kill her by “wetting the dog down with water and electrocuting her.””
    And James – I’m no Ray Lewis fan, but he didn’t “kill” anyone. If you actually took the time to read about it the worst scenario is that Ray Lewis was punching one of the guys that someone from his crew stabbed.

  9. You should see how other people in the world treat dogs. I guess we should nuke them off the face of the earth too? People are such tools. I’m not advocating animal abuse, I’m just saying when animals are looked at as food they are mistreated and it’s socially acceptable. Dog people, do you know how many chickens are abused to make your food and your dog food? People threatening Vick for his actions are no better, maybe worse.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_meat

  10. “the STD thing was one woman, who most likely was trying to get her hands on his money anyway, he just gave her something in return for her golddigging.”
    – A
    Wow. Just wow.

  11. I bet if you dopes actually witnessed Vick wetting a bleeding dog down with water & electrocuting it to death then you wouldn’t be so quick to forgive him. You have to be a sociopath to do something that cruel.
    People that are threatening him & his family are wrong & so are the dopes that are coming on here and defending him.

  12. It’s amazing how many people will organize to pull together and boycott a store for hosting a FORMER dog fighting felon’s book signing, and how fast the corporation folds. BUT American’s can’t take a stand together to DEMAND government reform (whether Dem or Repub). That we will continue to let the government elitists fleece us….
    This is just what they want, for Americans to be “sidetracked” by trivial stuff like Michael Vick and whether or not the Washington Redskins name is offensive or not…get a life.

  13. Gainesville got it right…this bullshit is all a diversion. distract you with the little stick until they swing the big stick at your head.
    watch california be subjected to law enforcement coming into homes and taking guns from people who are “convicted felons & mentally unstable”…and who will be labeled a “terrorist” INSIDE the USA.

  14. “Death threats on the Internet are nothing new, however. I imagine just about every celebrity or athlete gets them. I have, too”
    So, you’re a celebrity now, Kyle? Let me know the next time someone stops you in public and asks for a photo or autograph.

  15. “making money off a sadistic crime is wrong”
    ah, you just identified Hollywood, and both the Senate and Congress….and the “War on Terror”

  16. Vick, Ray Lewis, and all the PETA nuts clowns can all die in a fire. I can’t believe anyone would waste internet space to threaten Kyle Scott either.

  17. “So, you’re a celebrity now, Kyle? Let me know the next time someone stops you in public and asks for a photo or autograph.”
    Lol. Hey, Kyle was on the GSD that one time that Howard Eskin’s kid called out sick. Granted Macnow was completely dismissive of him, but still!

  18. I’m an employee at one of the stores where he was going to do a signing. “You’re asking for trouble” was the most common comment I would hear. Empty words or not… does not make for a comfortable work environment. I’m relieved the event is canceled.

  19. I can only imagine that his book reads like one of my 5th grade book reports. Dude has little grasp of the english language and Im supposed to get through a book full of his words? Wet me down and electrocute me now!

  20. Michael Vick served his time. Ray Lewis knows who killed 2 people and yet he is a hero? WTF. Animal people suck.

  21. Mike Vick is a disgusting human being who is lower in morality than any carnivorous animal. I hope he dies soon and goes to hell. Maybe his punishment will include ferocious dogs chewing his ugly face off.

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