When it comes to aesthetics at the SEC Media Days, the bow tie has been king—and Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron may have sported the look better than anyone in Hoover, Ala.
The Crimson Tide signal-caller wore a sharp navy blue bow tie with pink breast cancer ribbons in support of his cousin who was recently diagnosed with the disease.
Wearing a breast cancer bow tie today for media days in honor of my cousin. She just got diagnosed with breast cancer so I gotta show love— AJ McCarron (@10AJMcCarron) July 18, 2013
McCarron took countless questions from dozens of media members at the Hyatt Regency hotel and his bow tie drew attention through it all.
AJ McCarron shook head & laughed when asked about his tweet last night. Not a shot at Manziel, he says. pic.twitter.com/xfq6SeKMT2— Chelsa Messinger (@ChelsaMessinger) July 18, 2013
While speaking with media on air on ESPNU, he said that he hopes to raise breast cancer awareness in the state of Alabama by showing his support with the bow tie.
And it doesn't hurt that it is a great looking tie.
McCarron also remarked that it's his job to play football, not be a celebrity. At the same time, it is obvious that he knows that the spotlight is following him wherever he goes.
If McCarron showed anything at the SEC Media Days, he showed just how mature and sensible he is.
Throughout the day, the All-SEC quarterback talked about how he tries to remain grounded and avoid "acting a fool" in his spare time.
McCarron showed why he's a championship quarterback with his poise in handling questions on Thursday—and he revealed what kind of person he is by showing support for his cousin.
With so many players earning suspensions and facing legal issues, it's great to see a player putting something positive out into the environment.