Another Michael Vick Autograph Signing Event Canceled Due to Death Threats

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  • Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was scheduled for an autograph signing at Buffalo Wild Wings in York, Pa but the event was cancelled after the owner received death threats.

    According to Joe Bartolo, the owner, the signing was postponed after several death threats were made against him, his wife Jamie, the owners of JJ Cards N Toys and their family for putting together Vick’s appearance in October at a local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, according to Local21News.com.

    Apparently those who made the threats were furious with Bartolo for bringing Vick to the area. As you may recall, Vick served an 19 month sentence for running an illegal dog fighting ring. Bartolo reported that the threats were coming in from various parts of the country and was forced to shut down the store’s Facebook page.

    Vick had to cancel two other public appearances in the past due to death threats including his booking in Atlanta and Philadelphia  back in March.

    Last October, Vick admitted to owning a dog, and got similar backlash about it. Here was his statement at the time:

    “I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family’s decision to care for a pet. As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals. I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God’s creatures with kindness and respect. Our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family. This is an opportunity to break the cycle. To that end, I will continue to honor my commitment to animal welfare and be an instrument of positive change.”

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    6 thoughts on “Another Michael Vick Autograph Signing Event Canceled Due to Death Threats

    1. Initially I was one of the first to criticize Michael Vick for what he did. However he did his time/paid the fines & we need to move on. The bible says “let ye w/o sin cast the first stone.” Some of these folks who continue to hold such contempt for Vick must have never made a mistake. Either that or they’re stuck in a time period when farm animals had more rights than American children (including poor white children) prior to the child labor laws.

    2. Zimmerman chose not to accept a plea and lucked out with the jury trial. Vick chose to accept the plea deal. No one forced Vick into accepting it. That’s what’s wrong with this equation. And as for the man having done his time, would you allow him to look after your pet? If so, kudos to you. Me, I wouldn’t let him anywhere near my pets. I don’t hate him, but I sure as heck don’t trust him, no matter how many statements he or his representatives put out. (Oh, and by the way, I don’t agree with death threats, but I do recognize that as passionate as some people can be about football and overlooking animal abuse, so are animal advocates about animal rights and more severe penalties to those who bring about the need to euthanize/kill the poor dogs who were so badly treated by Vick and his kind.)

    3. HE KILLED A DOG SO ITS OKAY TO THREATEN TO KILL MICHAEL VICK HIS FAMILY AND ANYBODY ASSOCIATED WITH HIM. HE KILLED TRAYVON MARTIN AND NOBODY BETTER THREATEN GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WHO GOT AWAY WITH MURDER IN PLAIN SIGHT. MICHEAL VICK LOST EVERYTHING AND WENT TO PRISON. WHATS WRONG WITH THIS EQUATION?

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