We may not ever know if the following was a direct message for Michael Vick, but it sure seemed like it.
It has been four months since Colin Kaepernick became a free agent. He's still unsigned, and seemingly everyone in the NFL has offered their opinion on his unemployment.
That includes former superstar quarterback Michael Vick. On Monday, Vick was a guest on FS1's "Speak for Yourself," when he was asked about his own experience of trying to rehab his image and get back into the NFL after a stint in prison. Vick started by saying the first thing Kaepernick needs to do is "cut his hair" and "just try to be presentable."
Kaepernick's silence may have changed just a tad on Tuesday morning when he posted the definition of "Stockholm Syndrome" on his Twitter account, a move that many felt was a response to — and possibly a shot at — Michael Vick.
While Kaepernick's Twitter timeline is typically filled with retweets, on Tuesday he issued just his second direct tweet since the Fourth of July.
Vick's NFL career came to a halt in 2007 after he pleaded guilty for hisand spent 21 months in federal prison. His arrest and subsequent conviction garnered Vick notoriety with the general public, which lasted throughout the rest of his career.
After his comments for Kaepernick, Twitter responded in kind. Most in favour of Kaepernick, some for Vick:
Here are Vick's full comments:
"First thing we've got to get Colin to do is cut his hair," Vick said. "Listen, I'm not up here to try to be politically correct. Even if he puts cornrows in there. I don't think he should represent himself in that way in terms of just the hairstyle. Just go clean-cut. You know, why not? You're already dealing with a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. The most important thing that he needs to do is just try to be presentable."
Also on Tuesday morning, Vick attempted to clear up his stance. If the time stamps serve correct, this would seem to have came one hour before Kaepernick issued his tweet: