NFL Player Troy Polamalu has usually been 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 large it barely fits in his helmet and a lot of it tumbles out back. Polamalu’s trademark hair won him a sponsorship deal with Head Shoulders, under Proctor umbrella corporation Gamble. Now look, the multi public planned to protect their interests by taking out insurance on Pittsburgh Steelers defender’s hair to the tune of $ 1m. For instance, proctor and Gamble ok out policy with Lloyds of London, insurer would not reveal what the policy covers but experts assume it involves discolouring, damage and also real hair loss. Anyways, the defender had been tackled a few times by his long hair, that he claims is the most painful thing that wasn`t a case with him in a game. However, 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.
Besides, the NFL governing body currently has no rules on having long hair and an estimated 10percent of players now have hair protruding from their back helmets, something that has proven to be somewhat of a trend.
League as well has no rules on tackling by means of pulling hair as their rules predate hairy trend when every player had shorter to medium hair.
Some in addition claim that with hair that long, spectators are always unable to see his name and number on his shirt but as he is probably only one player with three foot hair, it’s complicated to mistake him. In 2008 the NFL’s governing body proposed modern 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 ground by someone grabbing his hair, next day he turned up for training with his head shaved.