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Colts Punter Cuts Off 12 Inches Of His Hair, Donates It To Locks Of Love (Video)

(screengrab of video courtesy of NFL.com)

On Tuesday, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee walked into the Tyler Mason Salon in Indianapolis sporting the long locks he has grown since 2009, his rookie year. He exited he salon spa with his hair considerably shorter, but it was for far more than a good cause. The radical redo of his hairdo was for a great cause: McAfee donated his lengthy ponytail — twelve inches of hair in all — to Locks of Love, a “public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.”

Said McAfee (via IndyStar.com):

“I have a lot of people in my family and close friends that have been affected by cancer,” McAfee said earlier this season. “I think it’s a horrible thing. One of the worst things about it is the physical appearance.

“People get embarrassed a little bit. The wig is something that helps. Anything you can do to help, why not?”

Video of McAfee’s amazing experience in the salon chair follows.

Video via wthr.com:

Awesome. Kudos to Pat McAfee for his charitable good deed. Obviously, this guy has no Samson complex or anything along those lines.