Troy Polamalu is cutting his hair.
That might not be a big deal for most people but the Pittsburgh Steelers safety’s hair is more than just hair. It’s also worth a lot of money in endorsement deals and it is probably the most ensured body part in the NFL. (Polamalu took out a $1 million insurance policy on his hair in 2010.)
According to the Chicago Tribune, Polamalu hasn’t had his haircut in 10 years.
So yeah, this isn’t just a simple haircut.
Polamalu announced on Facebook this week that he would be getting a ceremonial haircut on Veterans Day this year. The event will help raise money for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Mane Event.
Polamalu writes on Twitter: “We talk about supporting veterans often, but now its time for us all to DO something. I’m getting a ceremonial haircut this Veterans Day for the #VFWManeEvent with Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW I DARE you to join me.”
The Pittsburgh Steelers safety has kept his hair long in honor of his Samoan heritage. Polamalu is obviously proud of what he does so it’s cool of him to make this sacrifice for the veterans.
What do you think of Troy Polamalu’s decision to cut his hair?
Here’s a video announcement for the event.