Nearly three dozen players on the Indianapolis Colts have shaved their heads in a show of support for head coach Chuck Pagano, who is undergoing treatment for a form of leukemia.
Luck became a new member of the no-hair club Wednesday morning. Players and coaches were not available for comment because they were headed to Jacksonville, but a team spokesman confirmed that Luck will indeed look quite different when he takes off his helmet Thursday night.
In a show of support, a group of about a dozen players shaved their heads after Tuesday’s practice. Pagano lost his hair while undergoing treatment for leukemia.
Director of player engagement David Thornton had a barber in the locker room following Tuesday’s practice and about a dozen players, including kicker Adam Vinatieri, defensive end Cory Redding, Pro Bowl safety Antoine Bethea and punter Pat McAfee (pictured) lined up. McAfee cut his long hair two years ago and donated it to Locks of Love.
The Indianapolis Star reports that quarterback Andrew Luck also shaved his head. (Photo: Matt Overton/Twitter)
Manning has not retired from eating pizza Papa John’s, the U.S. pizza chain, sent an email to the office after the kerfuffle involving actor Rob Lowe and his attempt to tease his followers that he had heard Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was going to announce his retirement. (The notion was refuted by the Colts, Manning’s agent and his dad, Archie.)
We enjoy Peyton’s pleated khakis, the official pants of pretend referees everywhere. It would have been much more fun to see Peyton in some of those black snowpants the officials wear in cold weather.
COLTS: As hard as it had to be for Manning to be a spectator in his return to his native New Orleans, it had to be even harder to see his team’s mistake-prone performance. These Colts looked more like the bumbling Saints of old that his father, Archie, starred for three decades ago. Photo: Sean Gardner/Reuters