Super Bowl Hair Pulling

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Try pulling someone's hair in high school or at the mall, and you could have an all-out brawl. But at Sunday's Super Bowl, as in other NFL games, it's perfectly within the rules. The head of officials for the NFL says hair is just another body part and it's OK to pull an opponent down by the flying tresses. But Hollywood hair stylist Michael Shaun Corby is making a stand against the practice after seeing a Web clip of Steelers star Troy Polamalu being yanked to the ground by his free-flowing locks. Corby says while a little pulling of the follicles is good and gets the blood going, it's never a good thing to have your hair
pulled by a 3-or-400-pound man. Polamalu's black mop hangs a few inches past his shoulders. The Steelers' safety hasn't cut his hair since 2000 to salute his heritage and the Samoan warrior spirit. Still, it cost him a nasty landing two seasons ago when he was nailed by Kansas City's Larry Johnson. The YouTube video of it's been seen more than 600,000 times.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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