LOS ANGELES (CBS13/AP) – Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL: Get a haircut.
During an appearance Monday on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak for Yourself,” Vick said the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback needs to shed his Afro and cornrows for a “clean-cut” style in order to get a job.
Vick later tried to clarify his comments in a tweet, writing “I wish only the best for Colin … Trust and believe what I said was not in malice.”
The former Falcons and Eagles quarterback said he was speaking from personal experience. Vick was suspended for two seasons beginning in 2007 after pleading guilty to charges in a dog fighting investigation.
Kaepernick parted ways with the 49ers in March and hasn’t been signed by another team. His decision to kneel during the national anthem last season to protest police shootings of black people became a topic of national conversation.
Tuesday morning, apparently in response to Vick’s comments, Kaepernick tweeted out a picture with the definition of “Stockholm syndrome.” He offered no explanation for the tweet.
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