Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received some unsolicited advice from Michael Vick on Monday, when the former NFL star said Kaepernick will need to cut his hair before he gets signed by another team.
Kaepernick became embroiled in controversy last season when he refused to stand for the national anthem during a preseason game in protest of treatment of minorities in America. The protest led to a nationwide conversation on the quarterback's activism, which included the visible growing of his hair -- which he wore in both an afro and cornrows throughout the season.
"The first thing we got to get Colin to do is cut his hair," Vick said of Kaepernick. "Listen, I'm not up here to try to be politically correct, but even if he puts cornrows in it, I don't think he should represent himself in that way in terms of just a hairstyle. Just go clean cut. Why not? You're already dealing with a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. What he needs to do is just try to be presentable."
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The comments from Vick came during an episode of FS1's "Speak For Yourself" from the former quarterback who himself was wrapped up in controversy when he was sentenced to two years in prison for running a "cruel and inhumane" dogfighting ring.
Vick had cornrows during his final years of play with the Atlanta Falcons, but notably removed them upon returning after his prison stint.
Kaepernick became a free agent at the end of the last NFL season and currently remains unsigned.
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