Guy lost his mind, your paying him for his play, not to tell him what to wear.& way go Raiders!!! my 80+ yr old great uncle has a tat that says mom on his arm, does that make him a bad person? Its the voice of reason in an age where the game is getting out of control of the owners. I dont have any. I said, Do you have any piercings? He said, No, sir. He looked at me with such disgust. There are huge differences, to be sure, but the same laws apply. One guy I graduated from college learned this lesson the hard way. I commend Richardson for saying what is on his mind and being upfront with Cam Newton. Nikola Jokic. I have no issue with an employer enforcing a dress code, theyre paying you to be at work. Gareth Bale follows the footsteps of his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and refuses to wear any tattoos. I am 34, but todays generation has gone hog wild with this tattoo craze and it needs to stop, or at least slow down. Arm Football Tattoos 4. When you work FOR somebody thats something that you have no control over. Fines? If you explain the business reasons , most would go along. Where is Allen Iverson when you need him? I have also placed him on the mythical collegiate, Mt. Hes going to represent a whole franchise. The most successful franchise in the history of sports: Yankees have been doing that for years. Now, having found out he doesnt have tattoos or piercings, hes gone up a few notches in my eyes. WebMiami Sports. Everybody has made good points in this discussion. In the real world one is not restricted to one team or look for a new line of unemployment. Wrong. Its not about race or slavery or any of that other B.S. you cant simply tell your female employees to wear low cut shirts for example. From a business stand point Mr. Richardson is well within his rights to make that request. Tattoos have received a negative connotation in recent years, going as far as the NFL might hire police experts to study players tattoos, according to an article published by CBS . Thats your right. And I it was a strong request, not a demand. So what if he doesnt want his team represented by someone with sleeved up arms and a long hair cut. The kids might like it but adults ie people with money were turned off. Jerry owns the team and can ask his player (s) to have no tattoos. Problem is, he forgot who it is that was going to be paying his salary. If the owners made rules about when the players where allowed to go number 2 you would probably approve. Although I do understand his rationale. He is one of the few footballers without tattoos. is. The yankees do the same stuff in baseball. And to those who say there is no place that would fire an employee over tattoos and such I can name several Two are family entertainment venues namely Walt Disney who has strict policies against and Universal Entertainment. The NBA says the players must wear normal clothes before and after games. So without further ado, its time to introduce the could-have-been-good, the bad and the ugly tattoos across the NFL. He should just play Madden. Switch to the light mode that's kinder on your eyes at day time. When big money starts changing hands, companies are more likely to support teams and athletes that represent the type of image the company wishes to present for itself. That could be construed to be a health and safety issue, particularly in a contact sport. Its a business people. Richardson, while appearing to be draconian, is essentially correct. A player on a team is a product you market with a certain image it wishes to promote and portrayand you want the face of it to be as clean as a whistle. The main reason Mo Salah does not have tattoos is that he is a Muslim and tattoos are forbidden in Islam. You want no tats or piercings? This clause is enforced @ ALL TIMESwhether she is on or off duty. And Im sure his agent wanted the commission on that money. Most fans will still come, even if they think the player is not a role model. This is kin to Cowherd making his point that Romo needs to take that damn backwards baseball cap off.. Jerry Richardson is becoming the East Coast Al Davis. Athletes are NOT slaves, as much as some like to say. In any job, you have to understand and be prepared to deal with the bosss personality quirks and pet peeves. LOL, Richardson is senile. Sounds negotiable to me. You pay me that kind of money, you own me Im yours, sir. I agree that this is both troubling and disturbing to say the least However, I have noticed that this is yet another example of the new corporate mentality that is being allowed to take over this country. Nothing worse than going to the doctors office and my freaking nurse has a nose piercing. To tell Cam in this way borders on taking away his freedom on speech through written expression. The poll results are sad. I have tats all overhowever, I now work in a field that requires I cover them when there. You should be able to suggest to the face of your franchise that he should keep it toned down and not get to wild in public. Chris Paul. Everybody has made good points in this discussion. He said, No, sir. But to single Cam out specifically, esp since hes black, is tainted with the stench of blatant racism. Whats worse than Richardsons comments some of the idiotic defenses of it in this list of posts. Tattoos & body piercing have definately become more mainstream & acceptable. Not everyone who has tattoos is a gang-banger or crimminal. Seriously? Umm I think hes paid to play be the face of the franchise and be a mentor to people..with that being said u can have tattoos and still be that..tattoos dont determine the kind of person you arelet JR frown about it I bet if he does get them and have good yrs doing his rookie contract he will get an new contract regardless..sometimes employees dont see eye to eye with there bosses anyway. I didnt realize having tattoos and piercings was unreasonable. Ya know, ol JR has been given a pass before when he berated a player in a meeting. Richardson doesnt care if Cam has a white girl, just not his grand daughter, ha ha. I dont have any tats Im not against it I just havent found something to put on my body forever. At least u admitted that ur white cause sadly, it seems catagorizing blacks is what many of u seem to enjoy doing without even thinking Its outrageous and racist and pretty damn normal. Other dumb black QBs? As long as there continue to be other players on his team with tats or piercings, Newton can make a clear-cut case for discrimination if he is disciplined for getting either himself. ************************************************** just because you own a company/team, doesnt mean you can tell your employees to do whatever you want. Anyone whos worked in the real world knows this isnt uncommon. What this article reveals to me is that at some point in Richardsons thought process, it occurred to him that a BLACK QB will be leading his team and he wants to make sure that that potential team leader kept his appearance a certain way. But Richardson isnt Newtons father. Hell, I took my mother-in-law to get her 1st tattoo for her 60th birthday. These players are supposed to be professionals and are paid like they are. im not a supporter of owner meddling in his employees personal time. Michael Finley 3. but find one company that says if you get a tat youre fired. thats crossing the line. And no, the circumstance cant be a policy that applies to #1 draft picks or star quarterbacks. Is a tattoo unprofessional? Grant Hill 5. if he doesnt want him to have tqtoos or piercings, he has every right to request that. Cam Newton Just Checked his map and realized hes in that country called AMERICA. He is the best deep threat in NFL and has been waiting to be paid accordingly. A policy has to be written and has to apply uniformly to everyone in similar circumstances. Here you'll find all collections you've created before. The 5-time Ballon dOr winner is not really interested in tattoos. Nobut players should know what the owners like. The recent fight and shooting at the Raider-Niner game last weekend was a huge red flag. Artwork on his neck, arms and any area that is exposed outside of normal clothing and the uniform should be cool. I absolutely HATE looking at those players with tattoos up and down their arms, gold teeth, big diamonds in both of their ear lobes and hair down to their a$$. If Cam really wants a tat that badresign from the team. Im in professional services. If it does become an issue he can always request a trade to the Raiders or Bengals. Cam liked what he heard, Richardson liked what he saw and heard. Here's a look at the 25 worst tattoos, on current players, in the NFL, NBA and MLB. Its one thing to ask fans to spend a thousand bucks on season tickets; its another thing entirely to convince a corporation to spend a quarter-million dollars on a luxury box for one season, or millions of dollars for high-profile advertising space. And to be honest, I seriously doubt many people care what you look like as long as you get the freakin job done. Richardson, who said that Newton was dressed perfectly for their meeting, was blunt. I dont see what the big deal is. Its ok to have dress codes and other policies for an organization, but young players have tattoos and piercings. Web1. I hate tattos, that being said, if I were Cams friend, I would be advising him to go out and get some ink, ASAP. I have said more than once that if scientists went into the lab to design the perfect QB they would emerge with Cam Newton. Some are police officers who are willing to take a bullet to protect your stupid a##. Some employers even take it a step furtherMy partner is a firefighter, and she had to sign a morals clause as part of her employment contract with the city. I have no opinion about whether players should have tattoos or not. Of course, if Richardson keeps writing checks like he has these past few months, Im sure those offended players could get over it. point being, he thought he could control what that person does on his/her time after work. These should be implied when you are put in place to be the Face!. you ppl mean nothing, could find a monkey to do your job. NOW that is FUNNY. Salman Chaudhary I actually dont mind this and agree with the sentiment. (Peppers) And I think by all accounts hes a model citizen but thats just me. @oldhamletman, than he has to put those rules in for everyone and not single people out. He had NO option to play for someone else nor did he have the option of declining the job offer to work for another employer than has a more employee friendly dress code. He doesnt seem to have any issues with the request so Im not sure its even a problem. He makes the tattooed team for his inked forearms. Hair style, personal choices, selection of spouse, where to eat, (god forbid he is seen eating at IHOP instead of Dennys) what to wear, where to go, etc, etc, ad nasuem. Otherwise I have no issues with tattoos and piercings on players. thats where again i have issue. It is an employee relationship he seeks to re-establish, and the employees should look presentable to the public. Its a business and some of those things do alienate fans which is alienating customers. As we can see, Fitzgerald has no tattoos, which is kind of rare in the NFL. Thigh Football Tattoos 11. And the 29-year-old has an equally impressive tattoo collection to match his amazing hands and electric speed. Richardson: Oh yea, by the way no white girls either Cam. The BOSS had certain standards for the Yankees when it came to facial hair. I dont care what why he tries to spin it, those comments were clearly racist.. Richardson is entitled to cut him, if he likes, but that would be contrary to his interests, if Newton is as good as Richardson thinks. Would I care if he was the face of Packers? The man who was the first to hire a first ever owner to hire a black man as a HC, the first to ever hire a Hispanic as a HC and the first ever to hire a female executive? However, Richardson definitely has control issues, so Newton would be smart not to make this an issue. The guys is paying him millions of dollars to be the face of his franchise. Richardson owns the team so he can ask whatever he wants. Pogba is The Yankees have a long standing ban on facial hair and long hair, and thats been working all right for them over the years. it makes little sense why Richardson is saying no tattoos or piercings to one guy, but not to others, but oh well. It also seems to say more than we own your services and borders on we own you. Hmmmmm, 3octaveFart says: Show me one NFL player without any tattoos and I will show you 15 that do. I get it. In this country we have the freedom to make bad decisions. Dwight Howard 6. Ill be posting some of the most interesting aspects of their discussion right here. Aug 24, 2011 8:24 AM Youre right. No wonder the panthers blow. Chest Football Tattoos 6. At any job the boss has the right to tell his employee what he can and cant do. Its simpleIf you want to play in the NFL you have to follow rules. Barcelona legend Andreas Iniesta refused to wear tattoos during his footballing career and is one of the few footballers without tattoos. An NFL owner can tell his employers whatever he wants. I think Cam is smart enough to realize his marketing potential if his play lives up to the hype. CAVEAT: Richardson is 78 and will not be around to head the team through Cams tenure. I have to side with Richardson on this one. An employer has the right to create an image with its employees that it wants to foster with the public. Any job like that is going to have image standards and moral terpitude clauses. Read your employee manual lately? Denver Broncos. Ronaldo is a great player on and off the pitch and has opted to help humanity. Impact of NFLs Potential New Policy on Tattoos General Aug 15 Bruce Feldman of CBS tweeted, Spoke w longtime NFL personnel man who said in wake of Aaron Hernandez teams may use police experts to check prospects tattoos. This generated a slew of questions from football fans and Americans in general. You have to love the way that Americans are being conditioned; dont let Government tell you anything, but do everything that your boss tells you. We want to keep no tattoos, no piercings, and I think youve got a very nice haircut., Interjected the host: You sound like a Lombardi., Said Richardson, No, I just sound reasonable to me.. On the other hand, the fact that THIS was the first thing the owner asked his new player about may show why this franchise has gone downhill so quickly. Learn how your comment data is processed. Its America and both can do what they want in this country. If Newton doesnt like the expectations Richardson has placed on him, then he could have held out or asked for a trade. However, what Cam does with his body outside the realm of being in shape, keeping himself healthy and making sure he is prepared to lead the team effectively, is none of the owners business. 1 location for custom sneakers in Europe. In an era where football players flaunt their expensive possessions, Kante opted for a humble life and refuses to show off things. Jerry Richardson has every right to ask that a player not have tats or piercings. Fans may be the lifeblood of the NFL, but theyre going to be there regardless. You can agree or disagree with Richardson. Newton is going to be the face of the franchise, and this is Richardsons franchise. Pogba is the only man utd players without tattoos in our list. should rememberand how could they forgetthat Newton, as a union member, is covered by a collective bargaining agreement that sets out the conditions of his employment. Jerry owns the team and can ask his player(s) to have no tattoos. If Cam chooses to do something contrary to the owners wishes then Richardson will no doubt calculate it when decided to resign him or not. . Speaking to an interview he explained: I dont have tattoos because I donate blood very often. Ex Barcelona Pep Guardiola boss reflected on why Andreas Iniesta does not wear any tattoo, Iniesta doesnt die his hair, he does not wear earrings and he hasnt got any tattoos. Every person (not just NFL player) should have the right to look, speak, and portray themselve the way they feel comfortable. (Peppers) And I think by all accounts hes a model citizen but thats just me. Those players currently in the league with visible tattoos will be given the option to cover them up before games, practices and press conferences. It is up to them, however, I have higher opinions of players who choose not to get tattoos or piercings. owner doesnt equal king of the world. To everyone that keeps talking about my companys policy handbook has thisThis doesnt apply to this situation because Cam is being singled out. But for every Mike Vick their are even more JaMarcus Russells, Vince Youngs, and Terrelle Pryors. NFL players can have as many tattoos as they want, and they do not have to cover them under any rules. The Hip Hop culture cost the NBA a lot of money. What flies in NY or even the ATL may not work in the Charlotte market. Kentucky's Republican governor has appointed former NFL player Derrick Ramsey as secretary of the Education and Workforce Development . Tattoo or not. Mane Richardson is a hypocrite did he not wanted Mike Vick at one pointSMH. . im not sure why the first reaction to all these stories where the league seeks to impose some sort of standard on its players has to be negative. Sounds like a real bigot. Nothing wrong with JR stating his preferences to kid that hes going to draft and pay to be the face of his franchise. Players have to cover tattoos and be well groomed. Heck no. Gareth Bale, however, admits to giving his dad a shock by once wearing magnetic earrings for a family dinner back home in Cardiff. Can somebody find out if Jerry ever asked these questions to a white player? I dont see what the big deal is. In the end it is Cams decision how idiotic he wants to make himself look. Would he have desired the came from Brady or Manning? Cam does not have an issue with it. There are very few that can pull off reasonable tattoos, and none that can pull off piercings. While it may seem odd to tell a grown man that he cant wear a tattoo or ear piercing, you could alway tell him hes more than welcome to wear them both for another team. Shoulder Football Tattoos 12. You bring in the best people to help you win. The fact is that, over the years, Richardson has drafted and signed plenty of players who have tattoos and piercings, including tight end Jeremy Shockey. Someone made a decent point about piercings, though. People somehow think it is their constitutional right to take a job somewhere and look and do whatever they want because of freewill.incorrect. I find nothing as silly as when people try to compare playing in the NFL to a regular job. Where is Allen Iverson when you need him?. It would be one thing if he had a hardline policy where he refused to draft any players who had tatts or piercings. So what if hes old school. Here's hoping he never feels a need to wear long sleeves under his 49ers jersey to cover the tattoos. Good keep it that way. That is total BS. It is not unreasonable that owners want them to be non controvertial and risk alienating their fan base. These players represent their respective teams. yes its true, lots of companies have policy against visible tats while at work, and i can agree with that. This mentality is being shoved down all of americas work force as Unions are being forced out. If Cam decides to get a piercing or tat, Im sure he will. The NBA is just now after 10 years starting to recover. Besides, every other corporation has a dress code of some kind, it isnt like he would not have faced this perhaps in the work place elsewhere. Hes difficult, and in all liklihood the reason he doesnt want newton to have tattoos is because of a misconcdption about whether Newton can be successfully marketed while simultaneously being tatted and black. Please explain how you managed to make this about race, I gotta see this. What makes you part of the team is not the draft but the contract that is signed, which most NFL contract do have a morality/ dress code clause look at Plexico Buress and others who violate their teams contracts by doing stupid things. Business owners (and the NFL is a business) have a right to do so. Big Cat Richardson said he was aggressive in FREE AGENCY- Ha, signed NO ONE NEW-ran off Julius Peppers whom Chicago loves and traded for Gregg Olson which is not a free agency signing To dictate what a person can do is ok if you dont sell and make your HUGE PROFITS from Grease filled Bonjangles doublely fried chicken & Hardees Big Fat burgers which is cloggin up arteries in the south causing heart attacks & OBEeSITY- And he basically didnt get crap for his hardass stand in the CBA Cam Newton must be thinkin your players suck and no wonder this team sucks- he is smoke and mirrors- what he gonna say when they go 1-15? All types of races have tattoos and piercings. Pittsburgh, New England and New York are thought to have the best onwership and those rules dont exist. Aug 24, 2011 6:29 AM A perfect example is Robert Kraft and his relationships with his team. However, there is a middle ground..no visible tattoos. My employer has a policy of no visible tattoos. There are a number of portraits including of inspirational political figures Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. In saying that Cam is up for it and he will be great, it is just going to take some time. By the way does anyone have a problem with Clay Matthews have long hair and tats? Then Richardson would have to risk cutting talent (Im not a Cam fan), taking a PR hit and letting Cam take his talents to another team. Cmon Cam show a pair! Richardson presumably wants him to do nothing that would potentially alienate the mainstream paying customers.. Even Jerry Jones is smarter than that. Cam: WTF!!!!! Be sure to also read best tattoo ideas and designs for football lovers. He doesnt seem to have any issues with the request so Im not sure its even a problem. If Cam wishes to get exposed tatoos, its his business, but then doesnt deserve to be rewarded for non-compliance when contract day rolls around. Im sure a bunch of guys of similar appearance felt it they just sounded reasonable when they fought to maintain slavery and to prevent womens basic rights (like owning property or voting) as well. He told him he cant have tatoos or piercings! I do not think its unreasonable that he wants a certain image for his franchise. Instead they are becoming more involved in the Global Business that their team is and investing their personal time into the players, employees, and teams. Russell Westbrook 10. They also have the right to have it backfire on them if it turns out nobody really cares if a football player has tattoos, and all this conversation does is plant the seed among other players that maybe this isnt a guy you want to play for. If you work ANYPLACEyou have to follow rules. SMHI wonder if he asked Blaine Gabbert the same thing during their visit. Thats what all you widget owners want, right? I just wanna know why you cant tackle some fool by his hair if hes going to wear it hanging out so far. Jerry, do you care more about winning football games or playing house? For Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson, he uses his body and tattoos to do so. The decision to hire "police tattoo experts" to examine NFL players is not only racist, but a really stupid idea, every way you consider it. Once Mike learned that he needed to put in the extra time he became a much more successful pro QB and not just a freakish hybrid RB. I dont have any. I said, We want to keep it that way. .