Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vick says he won't hide from death threats

Michael Vick claims that he won't let a few serious death threats keep him from making public appearances and vowed to continue working with various community service organizations despite the haters.

Vick — who cancelled dates in Atlanta and Philadelphia on his book tour after "credible" threats were made to several Barnes & Noble stores across the country — will not let the calls control his life, reports TMZ.

"Regardless of the past threats, he has millions of fans around the world and has been receiving countless messages of support," a Vick representative told TMZ. "He will continue to keep an active schedule working with charities."



The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback — who spent 19 months in prison for animal cruelty among other charges — will continue to work with the Team Freedom Outreach (recreation and visitation for youth detention centers) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization even in the wake of the threats.

TMZ reported that Vick will have security measures in place in case more threats are made.  He also plans on giving local police a heads up before he makes appearances at the centers.

Vick has stared down plenty of Philly fans — and probably more than a few inmates — during his life on the field and in the can, but the anonymous threats might be a little unsettling.  He just wants to get on with his life.

"Mike is committed to helping make his community better place," the rep said ... adding, "[he] is determined to continue his work with charity and helping others."

19 comments:

  1. The past is the past. He did his time and is trying to better not only himself but his chosen interests/charities as well.

    Good for him. I just hope he doesn't forget where he came from.

    GO HOKIES!!

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  2. Sorry, some pasts can't be erased by a little jail time and charitable events.

    In his heart he's a cruel sick mofo. When he's all alone with his thoughts, he'd do it again in a heart beat if he could get away with it.

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    1. Because you know the man well enough to know that...
      And while his past may not be able to be erased by jail time and charitable events, there's no reason he should have to live in the shadow of death threats.

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    2. Yes he is/was cruel. Hope he did find God in Prison. However, in a world were murderers, drug dealers and countless other soulless trash gets second chances; you are still going on about this? Unless you are a Vegan and even that is a stretch, go eat your cow burger, chicken, lamb whatever. The man paid his dues based on the law. You don't like it, don't go to the games. Geez, there are worse convicts playing sports than him.

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    3. have you read the damn bible...? I hope he didnt find god, or he'll be doing much worse than animal cruelty...

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  3. Marvin O. McClarty Jr.March 14, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    For a country that speaks of second chances, we sure don't show it depending on the individual. Michael Vick paid his debt to society and now lives as a law abiding citizen in the USA. Certain people don't want people to have a second chance but we live in a nation that has raped, lied, and murdered citizens based on race and ethnic group, and they ask us to move forward and let go of the past! What a double standard! I support and defend Michael Vick, as do many in our country, and for those who don't, too bad, it is your loss!

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  4. Micheal Vick is now doing the right thing. As with all of us, we are not perfect. He is more than a football player, he is a father and husband. People need to let the past go. If many of us were not given a 2nd or even 3rd chance for that matter, where would we be today? March on Mike!

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  5. Hypocrisy knows no bounds with these zealots. It is against the law in many if not most states to threaten harm to someone. Excuse me while I make my reservation at the Outback.

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  6. 1/6 against Vick,I expected more.These were DOGS!A case against the Pope was beinging to be built,he retired,showed the entire WORLD his new home and took all the child abuse info that would have shown "COVER UP"along with him.Now send YOUR law inforcement to pick him up!!!

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  7. You know how you can tell a comment, more often than not, written by a White person and Black. The White person, generally speaking, talks about this crap as if its the worst thing ever happened. Yet, he celebrates the taking of America, his slave owning founding fathers, and continued rape of the natural resources of other lands. The "founding fathers" played a part in the enslavement, rape, maiming, and murder of millions of Africans and Natives of this land. I say played a part, because they did virtually nothing. All the while, owning slaves. And, for the idiot who says African sold their people into slavery and slavery existed before Whites owned slaves. YOU are stupid beyond reason. Yes, some African kings sold their people into slavery. Most did not know of the White version of slavery, which is the most heinous in the history of humanity. Second, some African kings were actually told by giving some of his people to Whites, and being given a Christian name, that was their path to heaven. Finally, there are people selling children and child porn all over this country and abroad, does that mean you engage in such activities because some low-life is offering? Dumb ass people roaming this country. Talking about Vick, while White men continue to run the working people of all races, into the ground.

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    1. You my friend are an idiot. You turned this into the man sticking it to society. Pretty damn pathetic. I got a feeling your the kinda guy that could turn any issue into a race thing. How progressive of you haha. But Vick needs to be left alone. These animal rights ppl are nuts. Out of their mind. They come off as ignorant and stupid. If you value a dog more then you value a human being getting his life back together you are just a disgrace to humanity. Vick volunteers with many different organizations and charities and has been a great human being while in Philly. Personally i admire the guy, now if he could just stop turning the ball over.

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    2. why,may I ask does every topic turn into the great debate over black and white races? we are all the same we all bleed red, accept that fact and we can get on with the process of humanity and fixing this world.Untill then we are doomed to the same old argument for eternity.

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  8. So....let's see.....there are Donuts on sale, I believe this week at a local Dunkin Donuts, I think you get the half dozen for $3.....
    Best Buy is in danger of closing it's stores soon........

    Point is, that we need to worry about what's going on TODAY everyone! People still hold grudges, like it was their dog he did it too. I'm not saying what he did was bad. But damn. We been grilling this dude for almost 4 years now. No one it Grilling Roethlisberger, for locking teenage girls in the bathroom with him, or the guy from the Cowboys, that killed his teammate, while being Double the legal alcohol limit. All I'm saying is when its an animal it's a priority, but when it's self, it's a non issue. We all do something dastardly evil in our lifetime. And anyone who says they don't needs to really take a long hard look at their life. But the only way we get better is to learn to move on. If you don't like the guy, cool. Stay away. Leave him alone, and keep your opinions to yourself. But he very well could be changing himself for the better. Hell, he let his children get a dog, with supervision. Stop the madness......let this guy have his life back. Bash him about is football skills. Guy has a family, to make right. He will ultimately answer to a higher power when it's his time. He messed up. Got it. But if he didn't do it to you personally, why the hell do you let it bother you like he did?

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  9. first of all it is a shame that the world put more love and respect to a dog then they do a human being. Second.. most of all the rape cases, killing of children.. bombing and killing at schools and family are done by white.. sorry.. sick white people.. so you want to call the kettle black? you white stupid none educated people love to keep a black person down or at least try dont'ya!!!

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  10. why would we need to keep a black person down? They are already down...look at just about every place in this world that has a large percentage of blacks. It is poor, uneducated and full of crime. Same with this country.

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    1. and y do white people worry about black people so much vick kill a dog so the f wat a dog and keeping black people u wish mofo .. ,mite be poor but not all blacks live in run down areas but i see whit folk in sum effed up spots as well ...and slavery ... try that shit again and want be no white folk left..... mofo Vick do ya thang big homiey

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  11. GOD BLESS YOU, MICHAEL VICK. KEEP YOUR HEAD UP. I AM A GREAT FAN OF YOURS.

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  12. fake attrition, fake event, fake threats, its all marketing, now don't we all feel bad for the millionaire felon.

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  13. mike vick paid his DUES.leave the man alone ALREADY.patetic that dogs r more important to people than HUMANS?

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