Michael Vick Cancels Book Tour After Threats

Source: Dave Alsup / CNN

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick canceled a series of book signing dates because of “credible threats,” his book publishers said.

“Despite warnings of planned protests, Vick had hoped to continue with the appearances as planned, bringing his story of redemption and second chance to major markets,” said Worthy Publishing, a Tennessee-based Christian publishing company. “However, once the reported protests escalated into threats of violence against the retailers, Worthy Publishing, Vick and his family, decided to cancel the events.”

Vick, who spent about 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to dogfighting charges in 2007, has been trying to turn his life and his image around in recent years.

In September, he continued his rehabilitation campaign by donating about $200,000 for a new football field for a Philadelphia inner-city youth football team. At the time, Vick said the donation was a gift to the City of Brotherly Love for embracing him after the Eagles signed him following his release from prison.

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