Michael Vick Says He's 'Truly Sorry' for Colin Kaepernick Hair Comments

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 20, 2017

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Michael Vick has issued an apology for his comments about free-agent quarterback Colin Kaeperick needing to cut his hair to clean up his image. 

During an interview on The Dan Patrick Show Thursday, Vick said he should not have said what he did about Kaepernick's appearance:

Vick made his initial comments about Kaepernick needing to cut his hair on Monday's episode of Speak For Yourself on FS1. 

He later walked back those comments with a post on Twitter, saying Kaepernick's hair wasn't the reason he hasn't been signed by an NFL team:

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Appearing on FS1's The Herd, Vick said he didn't believe NFL teams were blackballing Kaepernick for taking a knee during the national anthem before games last season:

"It has nothing to do with him being blackballed," Vick said (via Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith). "The gesture that he made last year when he took the stand to do what he did, listen, we all appreciated it, we respected it, and it was a good thing. I really think the stand that he took has nothing to do with him not having a job playing in the National Football League right now."

Kaepernick has been a free agent since March when he opted out of his deal with the San Francisco 49ers. He has yet to find a team willing to make him a contract offer. 

The Seattle Seahawks did bring Kaepernick in for a visit on March 24, but the Seahawks ultimately chose not to make him an offer. 


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