Herschel Walker is considered one of the greatest collegiate running backs of all time. To this day, the former Georgia Bulldogs star still holds the SEC record for most career rushing yards (5,259) and checks in at No. 2 for career rushing touchdowns (49).
The former Heisman Trophy winner isn’t shy about sharing his opinion, either. He made that clear during an interview with TMZ when he was asked about controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been scrutinized for refusing to stand for the national anthem while with the San Francisco 49ers.
The most revealing quote from Walker was his analogy to the people who work for one of his companies.
“I own a chicken company,” Walker says in the interview. “If the guy that I hire don’t want to do what I ask him to do, why do I hire him? And I think that’s the problem right there.”
The situation surrounding Kaepernick’s NFL employment has been a controversial topic for awhile now. With the grievance that he filed against the league last October, it won’t be over anytime soon, either.
As for Walker, he seems to be doing well. He’s still known for being extremely fit despite being 56 years old. That probably explains why he was appointed to Donald Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, along with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and others.