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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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61.

USA#1    

This guy has been nothing but a liar and a criminal his entire career. He is getting what he deserves. The only thing he has ever been sorry about is that he has been caught doing sub human activities.

554 days ago
62.

BossMann    

America is becoming a joke. People bent out of shape over dogs. How about hunting deer, boar and what ever else yall hint. Thats all good right..There's way more serious issues to contend with like the idiots that want to remove anything that has to do with God from our country. Sad thing is this Mike Vick article probably has more comments. By the way f- a dog. Stop letting them lick u in the mouth.. Its a dog that licks its balls.

554 days ago
63.

mike toll    

WELP, ATLEAST CASEY ANTHONY WOULD LOVE UR COMMENTS.. A KID KILLER OR A DOG KILLER WHO WAS RAISED ND PAID HIS DEATH.. RACISM ND CHARACTER JUDGEMENT HAS YOU PEOPLE ****ING RETARTED. AND OH YES TAKE IT TO EVERY1 ELSE WHO KILLS TURKEY ALSO AN ANIMAL TO EAT. SO STUPID..

554 days ago
64.

TheTruthHurts    

This is laughable coming from this country!!

America has bloody hands from all kinds of nefarious actions that only God could forgive; acts like genocide, slavery, torture, lynchings, plus, a litany of other crimes against humanity.

This is the country that engineered the Tuskegee experiment, a clinical study that tracked the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural black men. Sharecroppers thought they received free health care but instead served as human test rats as the U.S. Public Health Service allowed them to suffer then die.

These people were not dogs or other family pets. They were living, breathing, humans who received free yet fictional medical care, free food and free burial insurance for their indecent exposure to syphilis.

554 days ago
65.

hellooo!!    

A##HOLE AND A DOG KILLER. POS

554 days ago
66.

Anthony    

All of u wouldn't care to think about how many dogs were used against black people,we don't give a dam about a dog or u either! Dogs don't mean as much to black as they do to whites,we have a bad history with dogs, think about that when u make statements about how bad Vick is,think about the people that use to use dogs against us. Look at history before u make judgement

554 days ago
67.

Dan    

"As the Little Red Dog lay on the ground, fighting for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed its front legs and Michael Vick grabbed its back legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn't kill it. So, Phillips and Vick slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground until, at last, the little red dog was dead."
-- from The Lost Dogs, by Jim Gorant

Bottom line: when dogs didn’t perform, he hung them, electrocuted them, held their head in a bucket of water until they drown, threw them into a pool and blocked their attempts to climb out until they grew exhausted and drowned, and literally beat them to death. Nearly every killing was slow and premeditated, AS IF HE ENJOYED IT!

And we celebrate him. The world is upside down.

554 days ago
68.

g00dIes    

I love me some vick,make that money

554 days ago
69.

BTClan    

Yeah, six of the former "Vicktory" dogs got together at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT this past weekend for a reunion...almost 5 years to the date when they began their freedom from this POS and his Bad Newz Kennels, oh and there are still quite a few of the dogs currently being rehabilitated (if that's possible). He is worthless and I don't feel a bit sorry for him. Do I advocate the death threats? No, but did the dogs in his kennel have a choice either?? And he has MILLIONS of fans around the world? Suuuurrreee he does...maybe in his pathetic mind.

554 days ago
70.

sangel1215    

Ok wait for it....The Race Card and Religion vick supporters are a bunch of just nasty people.They wanna argue and threaten people.I know iam a racist white crazy dog lover blah blah blah.Who tortures animals for fun then writes a book to make money of fake iam sorry.Serial Killers kill and torture animals for fun.In his delusional mind he's beloved and also a great QB WRONG on both counts idiot......

554 days ago
71.

Canadian Psycho    

F*ck all you animal lovers,what about people?
Time to throw on my fur and fire up the BBQ bitches.
:)

553 days ago
72.

rydion    

Dam these white people wont let it go!!

553 days ago
73.

John    

Michael Vick is an extraordinarily handsome man, God knows.

553 days ago
74.

BossMann    

So let me be sure i understand. A person raise deer to be hunted and killed is cool? People paying big bucks to hunt these animals is cool. Bc what u made it legal? A guy raises dogs to fight. That dog is killed so what. Same dang concept they are animals and we are higher on food chain.

553 days ago
75.

jeff    

Of course people are rallying around him.. oj had fans too

553 days ago
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