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BeardGate: Ben Roethlisberger receives a trim as a “personal favor”, upsetting Pennsylvania Governor

When Ben Roethlisberger was injured early last season, he vowed that he would not trim his beard until he could throw an NFL worthy pass. He is ready now.

When Ben Roethlisberger was injured early last season, he vowed that he would not trim his beard until he could throw an NFL worthy pass:

He announced via the @steelers twitter account that he was ready to go and was ripping it up with his teammates:

In the video, Big Ben is seen in a barber’s chair, finally getting his beard trimmed. This upset Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, to an extent. Wolf said of the incident

“My concern is just a general concern. Anybody who puts himself or herself into harm’s way is something that I think we have to try to avoid. When you go to something like a barbershop and you’re not protected, I don’t care who you are, the chances of that virus actually wreaking havoc on your life increases.

“I don’t personally think any Pennsylvanian ought to take that chance. I certainly don’t want to take that chance myself.”

This doesn’t seem like a huge deal, but obviously this is 2020 so of course it was a big deal on social media. So much of a big deal in fact, that a lawyer had to come out with a statement defending the barber’s decision to cut Ben’s hair and beard:

This year is getting stranger by the day.

Hopefully we can see some kind of normalcy once (if) football returns.

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