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Death Threats Cancel QB Vicks Book Tour

Posted by SportzWeb Staff on March 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Michael Vick's book-signing tour has been canceled because of threats against him for running a dogfighting ring.

The Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback was scheduled to sign copies of his autobiography "Finally Free," at Barnes & Noble stores in Atlanta, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The March 26 appearance set for Exton, Pa., was listed as canceled on the company's website.

A person with knowledge of the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, told The Associated Press the signings were scrapped because of threats against Vick and store employees. Vick served 18 months in federal prison for his role in running the dogfighting ring. According to court papers in the cases of Vick and his codefendants, Vick bankrolled the operation and joined others in killing dogs that didn't perform well.

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