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|San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick poses in the flesh for ESPN The Magazine's "The Body Issue."|
NFL players on the newsstandColin Kaepernick is the latest, but not the first NFL player, to pose for the ESPN Body Issue. See who else has appeared in magazines.
"I would never do that," Whitner said Thursday on WKRK-FM's "Bull and Fox" show, via CBSSports.com. "To each his own. I don't know about all the naked pictures and the lower body. I'm a little bit against that, but to each his own."
You probably can't pose "nude" unless you can perform great on the field. Even then, Kaepernick can expect to get some grief.
"He's the man right now, and that's what he chose to do," Whitner said of Kaepernick. "But he's going to receive some flak in the locker room."
I can't imagine having a body like Kaepernick, but I can imagine how I would feel if Marc Sessler or Dan Hanzus chose to pose nude for NFL.com's "Body Issue." I'd probably feel the same as Whitner.
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