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Michael Vick

I Refuse to Hide

After Death Threats

3/14/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Vick says he will not be bullied into seclusion after receiving serious death threats -- and vows to continue working with community service organizations in the wake of the scare. 

TMZ has learned ... Vick -- who cancelled his book tour after "credible threats" were called in to several Barnes & Noble stores across the country -- says he refuses to let his haters control his life.

Vick's rep tells us ... "Regardless of the past threats, he has millions of fans around the world and has been receiving countless messages of support. He will continue to keep an active schedule working with charities."

Mike will continue to work with the Team Freedom Outreach (recreation and visitation programs for youth detention centers) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. We're told Mike has security measures in place in case more threats are made and plans on giving cops a heads up before he visits the centers.

"Mike is committed to helping make his community a better place," Vick's rep says ... adding, "[he] is determined to continue his work with charity and helping others."

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16.

Yosemite Sam    

Worthless thug !

590 days ago
17.

Dani    

What I find really sad, pathetic and a bit scary is that some of these animal lovers are leaving vile death threats about Vick's children. What kind of sickos are they? Threaten him if you want to but leave his children out of it.

590 days ago
18.

Jim    

What Vick needs to do is work with animals in shelters; every single day, for weeks, months, and years, so he can see firsthand all the heartbroken lives that come in the front and leave by the back door. He needs to hold hundreds of dogs as they feel their last needle stick so he can POSSIBLY begin to feel compassion for the dogs he DROWNED, ELECTROCUTED and MURDERED, dying a gruesome death. Maybe then, he'll finally become a "man".

590 days ago
19.

BerbaGirl    

I don't agree with the threats to his family but I am glad that his book signings were canceled. I don't think this man should ever be allowed to have another animal in his care nor should he be able to profit from his crimes through his book. As far as football and endorsements, I don't understand why people would cheer for him but that's a different entity of it's own.

590 days ago
20.

Parker    

Good...now this bastard will know what those dogs felt.........phkn prick.............you killed innocent animals you azzwipe...and that is unforgivable.........Jerk!

590 days ago
21.

Whocares    

Once a psycho-torturer, always a psycho-torturer. There's no rehabbing someone like him. He's sick in the head. Any fan of his should be kicked in the nuts with a donkey.

590 days ago
22.

NiptuckNurse85    

He killed a dog. He went to jail, he paid his debt to society. iknow dogs are like family to some people but in my opinion it's time to move forward he killed a dog not a human being.

590 days ago
23.

jeff    

Maybe you shouldn't of kill all those dogs then. Thug.

590 days ago
24.

lucy    

He should never, ever have been allowed to get another dog.

590 days ago
25.

Tiggy    

For those defending this s***bag - look into his eyes and tell me something's not a-miss, he has NO SOUL!!!! He's just a shell with nothing inside. Since he's "paid" his debt he is now getting angry that he is still viewed as a murderer....awww poor thing - woof woof!!
Don't think he should die, but definitely deserves to be shunned for the rest of his stinking life...and the thought that he has breeded....disgusting!

590 days ago
26.

sadasasa    

Michael Vick is a coward beoootch, If he was a real man he would contront those people that are threatening him. He had to kill dogs to show how he is so macho. But yet cant handle it when someone threatens to kill him? Coward punk!

590 days ago
27.

mista    

If you got a problem say it to the mans face dats what cowards do they won't harm you but will talk. **** until they blue in the face if u bad run up on him and wip his ass if not. Shut. The **** up.

590 days ago
28.

Deesker    

I hope he's scared. He's a piece of s***. If he died tomorrow, the world would be a better place.

590 days ago
29.

janice    

The fact that he now has a new pet dog has fueled the fire. He should never be allowed to own a dog.

590 days ago
30.

jef    

People don't really change, they adjust. Vick will always be a dog killer...

590 days ago
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