Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has suspended a scheduled book tour because he has received threats through social media, his spokesman said Monday night.
Vick has been promoting his autobiography, Finally Free.
The book tour included stops at Barnes & Noble stores in Exton and in Northvale, N.J. His next appearance was scheduled to be on Saturday in Atlanta. Vick appeared without incident at a bookstore in Charlotte, N.C., on March 2.
"Michael Vick is committed to helping make his community a better place," Chris Shigas, a spokesman for Vick, said in an e-mail. "He is one of the most active players in the NFL in terms of community service. It is a shame that a few extremists would threaten violence to try and prevent him from meeting fans and inspiring them to make positive choices."