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Polamalu has million dollar hair

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 03:19 PM
PITTSBURGH -

Just call Troy Polamalu the man with the million dollar hair.

The long, flowing black hair that tumbles out of Polamalu's helmet and down his back - it's nearly three feet long - has been insured for $1 million by Head and Shoulders, the shampoo brand that is endorsed by the Pittsburgh Steelers safety.

The insurance was obtained through Lloyd's of London, which did not reveal what must be done to Polamalu's hair for anyone to collect on the policy.

Polamalu's hair has been targeted by an opposing NFL player at least once - the Chiefs' Larry Johnson tackled Polamalu by the hair during a 49-yard interception return in a 2006 game.

Polamalu, a five-time Pro Bowl player, wears his hair long as a tribute to his Samoan heritage.

Jim Brown skipping Browns' ceremony

CLEVELAND - Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown informed Browns president Mike Holmgren that he will not attend the Sept. 19 ceremony when the team unveils its new ring of honor.

Brown, considered the greatest player in team history, is one of 16 Hall of Famers to be inducted in the ring during halftime of the team's home opener against Kansas City. Brown was an adviser to Browns owner Randy Lerner before he was stripped of his duties by Holmgren, who was hired in December.

BEARS: Linebacker Lance Briggs will not play in Thursday's preseason finale because of a sprained right ankle.

BRONCOS: Running back Justin Fargas was released after being signed Aug. 11.

LIONS: Rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh grabbed Jake Delhomme's face mask, twisted it, wrapped his arms around the Browns quarterback's head and slammed him to the ground.

It was hard to watch - in real time or instant replay.

The Browns hope the NFL looks at it again.

Cleveland coach Eric Mangini expects the league to review Suh's rough treatment of Delhomme in Saturday's exhibition game in Detroit.

League spokesman Gregg Aiello said in an e-mail the play was being reviewed.

RAIDERS: Quarterback Jason Campbell practiced for the first time since being carted off the field during a preseason loss to San Francisco on Saturday.

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