Originally written November 30, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Colin Kaepernick's arms are full of tattoos. This, apparently, ensures that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback will never, ever be a legitimate hero for the NFL -- or even the 49ers. It also means that the golden age of "good old boys" under center in the National Football League is just about over. That's what it may sound like AOL Fanhouse's David Whitley thinks, at least. The columnist penned a controversial piece on Thursday centered entirely on Kaepernick's ink . "NFL quarterback is the ultimate position of influence and responsibility," he writes. "He is the CEO of a high-profile organization, and you don't want your CEO to look like he just got paroled." Whitley tried to cloak his criticisms underneath a disdain for tattoos. "For dinosaurs like me," continues Whitley, "NFL quarterbacks were our little Dutch boys. The original hero stuck his finger in the (****) to save Holland. Pro QBs were the last line of...
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