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Jerry Richardson to Cam: No Tattoos, No Piercings


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#37 bleys

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:42 AM

I had to take my ear piercing out years ago when I got involved with sales.. no visible tats.

please, let's stop the madness and stop making this out to be more than it is..

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:46 AM

Steinbrenner says no beards.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:54 AM

Gonna have to disagree with jerry on this one. Cam is going to be the face of the franchise for what 10-15 years? Cam will be cam newton for the rest of his life. If he wants to get whatever he wants its his right to. Let the man enjoy his youth, i understand he is representing the carolina panthers but, he has a right to be who ever he wants to be when he's not on the field.

If it pisses off a few red blooded american then so be it. The fact that he's not allowed to grow dreadlock or have ear rings and such just seems so 40s and 50s. Seems like they want cam to jig and jive to there drum to please a certain audience. Who are we to tell him to be something he doesn't want to be. What if he was gay? I guess that was in the pre-employment screening. Cause being gay would tarnish the good ole boys image.


Oh, Jesus Christ.

#40 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:13 AM

Steinbrenner says no beards.


Well....he used to.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:15 AM

Lol. Isn't this the norm for most any company?

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:26 AM

Smitty has been out in the front of our franchise for years, and I believe he has a small tattoo of a bunny on his left ankle.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:28 AM

No lobster tail :(

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:30 AM

No listening or singing Justin Bieber

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:34 AM

they are football players not mayors of the city. who cares,jerry get over it.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:44 AM

I had to take my ear piercing out years ago when I got involved with sales.. no visible tats.

please, let's stop the madness and stop making this out to be more than it is..


Exactly. Jerry has a brand which is the Carolina Panthers worth roughly a billion dollars and he wants to preserve that brand as family friendly. Cam is the face of the franchise and he wants to make sure from a marketing point of view that he presents that image. For Cam's sake he would be foolish to do anything that would compromise his marketability as well. Tats and piercings are a turnoff to many people regardless of how acceptable they are to many others. And when you are in the business of selling products to others, you can't afford to alienate people because you want to have a tat or body piercing. Look at the heavily endorsed sport figures like Jordan,Manning, Brady, etc. What do they share? Clean vut wholesome images. Even guys like LeBron James limit themselves because they have lots of tats which are fine in basketball but not as well accepted in the public in general. That may change in the next 20 years as more folks get tats and piercing, but for now it still isn't mainstream.

Just like football players have clauses in their contract which prohibit dangerous activities, I suspect that dress and appearance clauses can be put into contracts as well. If you don't like it, don't sign it. After all when you are long retired and still under 40 years old, you will have millions to do whatever you want to your body.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:52 AM

Re-reading the quote from the OP sounds to me like a suggestion during an interview, not a command. Simply the boss man stating his preference.

A whole lot about nothing.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:01 AM

Re-reading the quote from the OP sounds to me like a suggestion during an interview, not a command. Simply the boss man stating his preference.

A whole lot about nothing.


Well, I don't know quite that he was simply stating his preference.

I'd say it was more than a suggestion and less than a command. Probably someone in between, but closer to a command.