Whip my hair

From Fitzgerald to Polamalu, the NFL's long-tressed stars are letting it all hang out

Updated: April 3, 2012, 2:35 PM ET
By Eddie Matz | ESPN The Magazine

A few weeks ago, Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh was whistled for an illegal horse-collar tackle of Cowboys running back Marion Barber. Thing is, replays showed that Suh grabbed Barber not by the back of his collar, but by his dreadlocks -- a totally legal action. Of course, it wasn't the first time a guy had been tackled by his tuft. The fact that more players aren't snagged by their shocks is, well, shocking -- especially when you consider the sheer volume of hair in the league.

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