Troy Polamalu's hair insured for $1 million
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By Catholic Online
9/1/2010 (8 years ago)
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Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu is not only an distinguished player . he also possesses outstanding head of hair, three feet long and always seen trailing out of his football helmet as he runs across the football field to victory. His luxurious locks have now been insured by Lloyd's of London for a cool $1 million.
Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu is set to appear in a series of TV spots and print ads flaunting his hair for the shampoo company.
P>LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - That's how much Polamalu's hair is worth to shampoo company Head and Shoulders, which has previously run advertisements with the Steelers safety.
The shampoo company took out a $1 million insurance policy with the massive British reinsurer Lloyd's of London. The hair care brand boasts that Polamalu's legendary locks are "so ridiculously full and thick that end to end [his hair] spans 100 football fields."
No other NFL player's hair has been so recognizable to warrant this first ever type of insurance policy.
"Head and Shoulders have gone above and beyond by insuring my Samoan locks for a cool $1 million dollars. This reinforces that my full and thick hair is unstoppable," Troy Polamalu says.
Polamalu is set to appear in a series of TV spots and print ads flaunting his hair for the shampoo company.
Polamalu is of Samoan descent. Despite Polamalu's hard-hitting style on the gridiron, he is known off the field as a soft-spoken, Christian family man.
Polamalu is an Eastern Orthodox Christian, having converted through the influence of his wife Theodora. He makes the Sign of the Cross after every play. Among his spiritual activities is a pilgrimage to Orthodox Christian sites in Greece and Turkey, taken in 2007.
He seldom gives interviews, but when he does, he often speaks of the role his spirituality plays in his life. Polamalu has said that he tries to separate himself from his profession as much as possible, like not watching football games at home. He prays after each play and on the sidelines.
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