LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL: Get a haircut.
FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick stands on the sidelines before NFL football game between the Falcons and the New Orleans Saints in Atlanta. Vick told Fox Sports 1 Monday, July 17, 2017, that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should get a haircut in order to “try to be more presentable” as he searches for another NFL job. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
During an appearance Monday on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak for Yourself,” Vick said the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback needs to lose his Afro or cornrows for a “clean-cut” style in order to get a job.
FILE – At left, in a Dec. 24, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Los Angeles. At right, in a Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Santa Clara, Calif. Michael Vick has some advice for Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL; get a haircut. During an appearance on Fox Sports 1 Monday, July 17, 2017, Vick said the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback needs to shed his afro and cornrows look for a “clean cut” style in order to get a job. (AP Photo/File)
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.