Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has asked No. 1 draft pick Cam Newton to stay clear of tattoos and piercings.
At their first meeting, Richardson asked the star quarterback whether he had either of those things. Newton responded, "no, sir." Richardson said he'd like to keep it that way.
He told this to Charlie Rose of PBS during a recent interview. Rose said the owner sounded like Vince Lombardi.
"No, I just sound reasonable to me," he replied.
If you're frothing at the mouth right now getting ready to unload on Richardson in the comments section, let me stop you right here. Yes, he sounds like Ward Cleaver taking to Wally and the Beav. Yes, it's hypocritical because his team's star player for the past decade has tattoos all over his arms. It's not unfair though.