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Michael Vick apologizes profusely for Kaepernick haircut comment

Michael Vick walked back his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s Afro in several interviews Thursday.
The former NFL quarterback talked with The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show about controversial comments  he made Monday on Kaepernick’s hairstyle of choice.
In both interviews, Vick professed support for Kaepernick — both on the field and off it — while reiterating that he should not have said the former 49ers quarterback needs to cut his Afro so a team will sign him.
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“I think at the end of the day, what I said, I should have never said,” Vick told Patrick . “I think it was taken out of context in regards to what I was trying to convey. … I’m truly sorry for what I said … I should have used a better choice of words. We all know his Afro has nothing to do with him not being signed, and I wasn’t trying to relay that message.”
Vick told Eisen he thinks it’s “sad” that Kaepernick remains a free agent .
“If he has an Afro and a team needs him, he will get signed,” Vick told Eisen. “But from a personal image standpoint, I remember him when he first came out and his look, and I was just saying to myself, if Colin goes back to that look… it just may help him in eyes of general managers, maybe. But that won’t be the reason. His reason for him being signed will be because of what he brings to the table. And that’s the skill set that sometimes can be unmatched. He’s still a young player so he has a lot of potential.”
Vick added that he has reached out to Kaepernick — “I’m in his corner,” Vick said — and hopes to hear back.
“I really want to talk to him personally, so I can understand where his mind is as of right now and be able to convey his message to the world — because we haven’t heard from him, we haven’t seen him,” Vick told Eisen . “As far as I know, I don’t know if he has a bald head now or if he has waves or if he still has an Afro, I don’t know. I was just going of what I’ve sen on TV. I was wrong in that regard. I shouldn’t have said it.”
So what would Vick say if Kaepernick responded to his recent text and phone call?
“I have the utmost respect for him and what he stands for, and — in any way, shape or form — I wouldn’t try to negate anything that he’s done in terms of his success and his beliefs,” Vick told Eisen. “I want him to continue to believe what he believes in and continue to push hard, and know that everything is going to work out for him at some point, and know that I am not against him and I never will be against him.”
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