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Kamar Aiken grows dreadlocks in Madden 16

Ravens receiver doesn't play Madden, but still surprised by EA's miscue.

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Many NFL players love the annual release of the Madden series. Many love to play as themselves in the game and complain about how their ratings are low, or it brings back memories of their childhood.

However, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken is not a fan of the Madden series, mainly because of things like this. Although Aiken has never had dreads in his life, his Madden character sported them, which prompted teammate Michael Campanaro to bring it to Aiken's attention.

"That's the main reason why I don't play Madden is because they do stuff like that," Aiken told ESPN.

Aiken said that Madden developers had visited the Ravens' facilities to take 360-degree imaging of the players in order to make their virtual counterparts as identical as possible to the real player.

"I think it's kind of bad because they had a pretty good idea of how I am supposed to look," Aiken said. "That's the crazy part about it."

With Madden continuing roster updates throughout the season, and with the story reaching media outlets such as ESPN and FoxSports, the Madden developers will surely correct Aiken's character as soon as possible.