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Takk McKinley would have paid $3K on eBay to get dreadlock back

Atlanta Falcons rookie defensive end Takkarist McKinley suffered a hairdo malfunction in a Week 3 showdown with the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, losing a dreadlock during the 30-26 victory. Incredibly, McKinley was later shocked to see that not only was the dreadlock recovered, the individual in possession of it was selling it on eBay.

Talk about a hairy situation. And McKinley on Monday admitted he would have offered up a significant amount of money to regain possession of the dreadlock.

“I wanted my hair back, so I probably would have went to about $3,000,” McKinley said, via ESPN. “That was it for me.”

McKinley actually had some fun with the entire situation, keeping fans apprised of the auction progress via social media dispatches. But as the bids went upwards of over $10,000, McKinley realized no dreadlock is worth that much cash.

“I honestly thought I was going to buy it for like $20,” McKinley said. “When I saw it was $1 and $5 shipping, I was like, ‘Man, that don’t make no sense.’ Then I tweeted about it, and it went to $50. Then $100. And then I’m like, ‘What the heck is going on?’ Then it got to the thousands. Then $5,000.

“The final [price] was like $11,000. And I was like, ‘You know what? Nobody’s going to outbid me. I’m getting my hair back.’ I thought about it. But once it got to $11,000, I was like, ‘Man, y’all can have that hair.'”

McKinley’s dreadlock ultimately was pulled by eBay, and ESPN reports inquiries to the company’s media relations office have gone unanswered concerning its removal.

McKinley admits the dreadlock was “kind of loose” and knew that sooner or later “it was just going to fall out.” He added that he typically gets his hair done by a woman in Los Angeles.

“I haven’t gotten it done, man, since July,” McKinley said.

The question remains, will McKinley ever be reunited with his lost dreadlock? It’s uncertain at this point, although perhaps eBay will at some point shed some light on its fate. Or not.