NFL Player Troy Polamalu is notorious for his supersized hair, his shaggy mane reaches a metre out in all directions and that’s when it’s curly! It’s so vast it barely fits in his helmet and lots of it tumbles out back. Polamalu’s trademark hair won him a sponsorship deal with Head Shoulders, under Proctor umbrella corporation Gamble. Actually the multinational planned to protect their interests by taking out insurance on the Pittsburgh Steelers defender’s hair to tune of $ 1m. It’s a well proctor and Gamble ok out policy with Lloyds of London, insurer would not reveal what the policy covers but experts assume it involves usual, damage and discolouring hair loss. Think for a moment. So defender was tackled a few times by his long hair, that he claims probably was the most painful thing that was not an incident with him in a game.
In 2006 he was grabbed by Larry Kansas Johnson City Chief’s and pulled down by his hair as he was running for an uchdown after intercepting a pass. Actually the NFL governing body currently has no rules on having long hair and an estimated 10 of players now have hair protruding from their back helmets, something that has proven to be somewhat of a trend. Accordingly the league has no rules on tackling by means of pulling hair as their rules predate hairy trend when any player had shorter to medium hair. Besides, some as well claim that with hair that long, spectators were probably unable to see his name and number on his shirt but as he was always only one player with three foot hair, it’s ugh to mistake him. In 2008 NFL’s governing body proposed newest rules that hair must be kept under helmets and away from player’s positions but this was rejected. Some players have had second thoughts about their hair length, in 2003 Edgerrin Indianapolis James Colts was brought to the ground by someone grabbing his hair, the next day he turned up for training with his head shaved.