On Thursday, Michael Vick stopped by ‘’The Dan Patrick Show,” where he clarified recent statements about Colin Kaepernick’s hair.
If you recall, the former quarterback appeared on FS1’s Speak For Yourself, where he stated that the reason Kaepernick may be struggling to get signed is because he’s not presentable.
“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.”
Vick clarified his comments on Thursday, stating, “At the end of the day, what I said, I should have never said. I think it was taken out of context in regards to what I was trying to convey, but I only want to help Kaepernick,” Vick said Thursday. “I’m not a general manager, I’m not the guy who makes the decisions on getting him signed and I’m truly sorry for what I said. I think I should have used a better choice of words.”
Adding, “Obviously his afro has nothing to do with him being signed, and I wasn’t trying to relay that message,” he continued. “It was more so about helping him at the end of the day. In all my interviews, all I have ever tried to do is help him and talk positive.”
Kaepernick, who opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March, has yet to be signed to another team. The lack of offers has sparked debate among fans, who believe Kaepernick is being blackballed after taking a knee during the national anthem last season in order to protest police brutality and systemic injustice.