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.