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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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31.

Goram    

He may of been an animal torturing s***bag, but he turned his life around. Now he does nothing but help animals and people for that matter. You can be as critical as you want over what he use to do, but he's not doing that anymore so you'd only be living in the past.

All the psycho Vick haters should grow up and realize, that people can change. Frankly Vick was a product of his environment, the people around him growing up probably didn't value the life of animals so in turn he grew up with that same mindset.

484 days ago
32.

Noneracist    

This is not about Vick. It's about a black who committed a crime, paid his debt to society, and yet still successful and humbled. But thats not enough for u effn racist out there. Vicks no OJ and your can't get him again because that man is educated and learn from his mistake, and doing right. If you wish that Vick should die, u are no different from Hitler who murdered millions of Jew for he hates them.

484 days ago
33.

eric    

Noneracist

This is not about Vick. It's about a black who committed a crime, paid his debt to society, and yet still successful and humbled. But thats not enough for u effn racist out there. Vicks no OJ and your can't get him again because that man is educated and learn from his mistake, and doing right. If you wish that Vick should die, u are no different from Hitler who murdered millions of Jew for he hates them.


WELL SAID! **** ALL MIKE VICK HATERS!!!

484 days ago
34.

GODisJUDGE    

No Weapons Formed Against U Shall Prosper IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!! EVERY TONGUE THAT RISE UP AGAINST U IN JUDGEMENT GOD WILL CONDEMN!!! MIKE be Encouraged in Knowing GOD HAS FORGIVEN U!! So it Doesn't Matter what This World Full of JUDGEMENT says! !! GOD IS THE JUDGE!! NOTHING ELSE MATTTERS!!! IF GOD BE FOR U WHO CAN BE AGAINST U? GOD IS FOR U!!!! KEEP SHINING!!U BLINDING UR ENEMIES!

484 days ago
35.

NYCBlackMan    

smh.......................ALWAYS THE LOSERS THAT WANNA RUIN OTHER PEOPLES LIVES IN THE NAME OF SOME GHETTO GANG BS! TRUTH!

484 days ago
36.

kris stuart    

One thing Vick can do for the community......drop dead. That is the best thing he could do. As for his millions of fans......if a book tour was cancelled there were not enough fans to outweigh the ney sayers.... so millions might be an overstatement

484 days ago
37.

BABS    

I'm speechless, how do i say let it go people. A guy whose childhood involved dogfighting gets caught, serves time, apparently learns the wrong in it, and now does charity related stuff. Do you any of haters realize the horror list of animal cruelty going on in the world and all you want to do is keep this one man down who has turned around? Why don't you hate this much on animals being skinned alive and the animal holocaust that has been happening. I love you animal world - more than the humans.

484 days ago
38.

LittleBIt    

To Number #42, MRMHCC86: Yeah, Mike paid his dues but hes a terrible Quarterback. When black celebrities do wrong we just cant let it go???? Thats a load of crap. If we didnt let it go Vick would have not been signed to The Eagles team after getting out of jail. You are the ones who run to Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton crying and whining over every little thing white people do that you think is unfair. For Gods sake, you have Miss Black America, many black people in sports and government are millionaires, we have a freaking black president . . . . . . what the F*** else do you people want? PS: We kill deer to lower the population so they wont starve you moron. We dont torture them and beat them. You all fight pit bulls and have loving dogs tear each other apart for entertainment. Thats pretty f-ing sick.

484 days ago
39.

LittleBIt    

Most of us in Philly want Michael Vick off the Eagles team but there is no reason to act like fools and threaten Michael or his family. Yes, he played like sh*t this past season and threw so many interceptions I just stopped watching the games after the first 5 or so. He is NO leader and should not be The Eagles Quarterback. But the whole Eagles Team needs to step up and play like the professionals they claim to be. As of now that team SUCKS with a capitol S. The money they are making and they way they performed on the field last year was sickening. But theres no need to threaten this man. His past mistakes and what he does in his life will be judged by God and nobody else. Vengence is mine sayeth the Lord. Everybody else just chill out.

484 days ago
40.

Thatchersmom    

This "man" NEVER, let me repeat that, NEVER! paid "his dues". He spent a meesly 19 months in jail for interstate gambling/racketeering. That's it. Not ONE DAMN DAY for the torture and murder of nearly 60 dogs! Not one f#@$ ing day! So, please spare me the, we need to forgive bull****. Noone should be allowed to profit from their crimes, especially the likes of s*** such as Vick. He admittedly knew what he was doing was wrong, yet repeated the horror over and over and over again! Where is the 2nd chance for the defenseless dogs whose lives were stripped from them at the hands of this MONSTER??????? For all his "supporters", I suggest reading "The Lost Dogs". After doing so, come back here again and tell me you still feel the same. If you do, you are just as cold, callous and inhumane as he is. To support this vile "human being" is to make a mockery of the innocent lives lost as a result of this monsters inhumanity towards some of Gods most precious creations. Rot in hell Vick, you lousy SOB!

484 days ago
41.

Audacity    

They say the eyes are the window to the soul. Look at those eyes. HIs story is there. What a creep.

484 days ago
42.

tammy    

Vick you do your thing. God has forgiven you and that's all that matters. Don't worry about these people that say that they can't forgive you because only God can judge you. Those orangutans would quicker forgive James Holmes than you. You paid your debt to society, so therefore, don't let them bring you down. They would have preferred if you were picking up garbage somewhere rather than trying to better yourself. Enjoy your life and put your past behind you.

484 days ago
43.

Boricua    

The reason he is dong all this is to repair his image. He has a whole team behind him foricing him to do this. If anyone read the Police Report of what this monster did to these poor, voiceless animals its pretty intense! He has not changed he just has to say thai!

484 days ago
44.

Noreen    

Vick should be put in jail forever and throw away the key. He deserves NO special treatment and he sure should not be allowed to ever own an animal. I fear for the life of his dog now. I do not ever want that bastard to come back as some kind of a hero or someone who makes tons of money. Vick should Rot In Hell for what he did to all those innocent dogs and die a s***bag just like we all know he is. I am sick to death reading and hearing about this piece of ****!!!!!

484 days ago
45.

Blessed    

I guess a lot of views on race haven't changed much we're still using one issue to spew venom

484 days ago
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