"At the end of the day, what I said, I should have never said."
Michael Vick made an appearance on Fox Sports 1's "Speak For Yourself" earlier this week where he talked a bit about free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and how Kaep can help himself find work in the NFL.
Most notably, Vick said Kaepernick needs to cut his hair.
Vick said, per ESPN,
"First thing we've got to get Colin to do is cut his hair. 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."
Vick's comments went viral and he was quickly faced with criticism and backlash, including a subtweet from Kaepernick himself.
Shortly after Vick's appearance on Speak For Yourself, Kaepernick posted the definition of Stockholm Syndrome on his social media accounts, obviously referencing the remarks made by Vick.
Appearing on The Dan Patrick Show today, Mike Vick said he was "truly sorry" and "should have used a better choice of words."
"At the end of the day, what I said, I should have never said. I think it was taken out of context in regards to what I was trying to convey, but I only want to help Kaepernick." he said Thursday. "I'm not a general manager, I'm not the guy who makes the decisions on getting him signed, and I'm truly sorry for what I said. I think I should have used a better choice of words.
"Obviously his Afro has nothing to do with him being signed and I wasn't trying to relay that message. It was more so about helping him at the end of the day. In all my interviews all I have ever tried to do is help him and talk positive."
Kaepernick opted out of his contract in March and it doesn't appear any NFL teams are interested in adding him to their roster before training camp.
Check out the clip from today's taping of The Dan Patrick Show below.