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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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46.

Ray    

The man served his time. All these hateful comments towards him makes you no better. It is JUST a dog.. come on! The fact he did time for because what he did to a animal is CRAZY! Many drug dealers that kill people with their product, people that assault people or even abusing the system to benefit themselves, those are the crimes I want those kind of comments to to to! People dog come and go, but actual people have more connection with one another than a mut.

501 days ago
47.

cassieOSOsassie    

I think he deserves a second chance. Doesn't everyone? I mean the guy made some mistakes and he paid for it and will probably pay for it the rest of his life knowing what he's done. I think people should take that into consideration.I have forgiven him since then.

501 days ago
48.

6one9    

He THINKS he has millions of fans`````` AH NOT!!!

501 days ago
49.

Rob.... A black man's POV    

Man all these comments on here are so judgmental. He did his time, lost 100's of millions of dollars and never returned to his dynamic form. And lost 2 years from his kids while locked up... Now people want him to die? Thats the problem with our society today. Everyone pointing fingers and not seeing there own faults... If God can forgive than I can too... Just my opinion.

501 days ago
50.

Coco    

The only thing this waste of space is sorry for is for getting caught. People that are caught doing such atrocities towards living creatures should be removed from the public eye forever.

501 days ago
51.

Meanie    

DOUCHE BAG!

501 days ago
52.

hoffmanra    

Yea that karma's a bitch.

501 days ago
53.

mg1    

The man has done his time. People need to get over it and get lives.

501 days ago
54.

COOKIE    

I'm sorry to hear that, but they should get his brother Marcus, he know what he did after he left that club in downtown Norfolk VA

501 days ago
55.

Sandi    

You no good dog torturer Vick. I hope you get into a major football injury where you break your back and can't use your legs anymore, just like that one dog, Charlie, whose spine you broke with your bare hands that you testified to in your court do***ents, you are a no good sorry excuse for a human being. Better yet, may be you will wreck your car with you being the only one involved in the major car crash and we hope you hurt yourself really bad to give vengence to at least one poor animal your maimed and crippled.

501 days ago
56.

Kaneesha    

Vick you are a disgrace and then you try to justify why you did what you did to those helpless creatures and you say you did your time. God will say when your time has come and I hope it sure isn't pretty when you meet your maker. As pretty as a burnt alive dog screaming and helpless, you s*** of the earth, Vick. you will always be tainted by Karma and what is good on this earth.

501 days ago
57.

be real    

REMEMBER VICK- GOD FORGIVES Most WHITE PEOPLE DON'T. live your life. Call their bluff SO THEY CAN GET LOCKED UP 2. yOU PAID YOUR DEBT TO SOCIETY. Just a bunch of broke jealous people!!!!


how does threatening a person life justify their actions FOR A DEAD DOG? pathetic


EVIL HYPOCRITS!!

501 days ago
58.

iuhuhin    

LEAVE the guy alone hes trying to be a better person.

501 days ago
59.

Suzy    

I can't stand Vick and it definitely is not because I'm a hater lol. Anyone that supports him or thinks "he did his time" while only commenting on his dog fighting must not know details of what he did or must not think animals are that important. I absolutely do not agree with dog fighting but I could probably be more inclined to think " hey this guy did something really stupid and has learned from it and is giving back to the community....good for him" if it was ONLY dog fighting! I realize in some areas that is a normal part of life, however, someone who is not capable of knowing that torturing dogs, slamming them on the pavement until they die, drowning them, electrocuting them and hanged them is something that is not okay and who can actually carry out those acts until they are caught is not someone who I feel can be rehabilitated. He is only doing this because he got caught....it is for show. He is a murderer and should never have been allowed to have his career or endorsements back. Look at Lance Armstrong....he was wrong and cheated but holy cow he didn't torture or murder a helpless animal and he is treated worse than Vick by the media!!

501 days ago
60.

Andy    

Just keep him away from any animal shelters unless he sleeps with the animals. Come to think of it I would hate to put another dog through having him there.

501 days ago
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