GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Clay Matthews’ long, golden locks have earned him an endorsement deal. The Green Bay Packers linebacker has signed a contract to promote Unilever’s Suave brand.

WLUK-TV says the deal includes media appearances before and after the Super Bowl and a possible commercial. Contract terms weren’t disclosed.

Matthews joins Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu in promoting their NFL locks. Polamalu has already appeared in commercials for Head & Shoulders. Polamalu’s hair is reportedly insured by Head & Shoulders for $1 million.

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Comments (6)
  1. Purple4Life says:

    i’m surprised more nfl players don’t get their hair literally ripped out when playing. it’s considered part of the uniform and not the helmet so i would think it would be fair game…

  2. insignificant says:

    i thought i saw a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct in a game where a tackler got a handful o hair pulling someone down,which wouldn’t be fair…i dunno what the rules are concerning it…atleast Mathews isn’t endorsing panti-hose like Joe Namath!…yikes

  3. insignificant says:

    i mean it wouldn’t be fair to the tackler

  4. mspackfan says:

    I was dreading this with Matthews. Ugh…football is not about hair.

    It used to be completely legal to pull someone down by the hair. But then it got changed because it became a racial thing with the football players with the dreads. So that changed.

    Anyways, I think it should be COMPLETELY legal to yank someone down by their hair.

    Just my opinion.

  5. Sallies says:

    2 guys hugging each ex quarterback who is a jean a linebacker who models for suave..I heard revlon is looking for a nail polish model they might as well look to the pack too..sure glad i’m not from wisconsin

    1. ThePackerBacker says:

      Hey Sallies…being a Packer fan has nothing to do with being from Wisconsin. Also, the Vikings can’t do anything right while the Packers do everything right. I got two words for you. SUPER BOWL!

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