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Jameis Winston gets haircut to benefit pediatric cancer research (pics/vid)


Jameis Winston, along with several of his Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates, went under the clippers on Tuesday as part of the Cut For A Cure Charity Challenge, an annual event the NFL team has taken part in for the past three years that raises funds for pediatric cancer research. Winston called the experience “amazing.”

All told, the event, which included not only Buccaneers players getting haircuts, but members of the front office staff along with family members of children battling cancer as well as a handful of fans, raised $20,500. Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy tacked on additional $10,000 out of his own pocket to bring the total money raised from the charity event to $30,500, per an ESPN report.

The youngster who was charged with the task of cutting Winston’s hair was Joshua Fisher, who himself is a cancer survivor.

“That guy’s awesome,” Winston said of Fisher. “He’s a natural.”

Winston wasn’t the only NFL star who had his hair cut recently to raise money for pediatric cancer research. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski similarly went under the clippers on Sunday, although Gronk opted for a much more closely cropped look than the Buccaneers rookie.