Michael Vick’s book tour of his autobiography Finally Free, published in September by Worthy Publishing, has been canceled after Barnes & Noble stores in and Exton, Pa. and Books & Greetings in Northvale, N.J. received “threats of personal harm and property damage.” Worthy Publishing, along with Vick, his advisors, and his family, made the call to cancel signings around the country.
Byron Williamson, president of Worthy Publishing, said in a statement, “While we stand by Michael Vick’s right to free speech and the retailers’ right to free commerce, we cannot knowingly put anyone in harm’s way, and therefore we must announce the cancellation of Mr. Vick’s book-signing appearances. We’ve been assured these threats of violence, which have been reported to the police, are being taken very seriously by local authorities.”
Earlier this month Vick held a threat-free signing at private venue CenterStage at NODA in Charlotte, N.C . Finally Free chronicles Vick's public fall from grace, prison time, and pursuit of redemption after serving time for cruelty to animals. No other tour plans have been announced.