Alvin Kamara was not about to compromise his personality for a temporary position on an NFL team.
So when one franchise asked him to alter his appearance, the star running back did not hesitate to offer an honest response.
“I had a team, before I went into the meeting, one of the guys came up to me and was like, ‘Well you’re about to go in with the GM, so, you know, he doesn’t really understand the nose rings and things like that, so you might want to ? can you take ’em out or tuck ’em?'” Kamara said during a recent segment on “Uninterrupted.”
“I was like, ‘No.'”
That’s a pretty bold response considering Kamara had yet to commit to the New Orleans Saints. But the running back simply didn’t care. He was not compromising himself to that degree in order to impress an NFL franchise.
And in the end, he wound up finding a pretty solid gig with the Saints. Some still might question Kamara’s decision to reject a potential multi-million-dollar offer over a single body piercing.
But as Kamara noted, he was not about to compromise his personality for dollar signs.
“Basically, if you don’t understand it or you don’t like it, then you don’t need to draft me. It wouldn’t be a good choice to draft me. I was just like, ‘If you’re uncomfortable in your work environment, you’re not going to be able to do what you’ve got to do.'”