Ben Roethlisberger has his hair cut during the pandemic – and the governor of Pennsylvania does not seem happy


Even if it means skipping a haircut in a salon or hair salon.

At a briefing on Tuesday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf was asked to comment on Ben Roethlisberger’s recent haircut and beard at a state hair salon.

“My concern is only a general concern,” said Wolf, not to mention Roethlisberger by name. “Anyone who puts themselves in danger is something I think we should try to avoid. When you go to something like a hair salon and you’re not protected, I don’t care who you are, the chances of this virus wreaking havoc on your life increases.

“I don’t personally think a Pennsylvanian should take this chance. I certainly don’t want to take this chance myself. “

Steelers and Roethlisberger released on Monday video to social media, showing the quarterback – before cutting and shaving – throwing passes at teammates. Roethlisberger missed most of the NFL season in 2019 after undergoing elbow surgery in September, so the video of his pitch marks an important step in his recovery.

The video then shows Roethlisberger on a chair in a hair salon to trim his beard.

Roethlisberger has visited Norman’s Cut ‘N Edge Barbershop in Allegheny County, according to reports, including CNN KDKA affiliate.

The Pennsylvania home stay order has been extended to June 4 for red phase counties. The yellow phase counties, which include the county of Allegheny, may begin limited business reopenings. However, hair salons are not supposed to be open for yellow phase areas.

The governor has not specified whether or not the state will seek to discipline the hair salon.

In one statement to ESPN reporter Brooke Pryor, a lawyer for the store owner said the haircut was a “personal favor,” adding that “no money was received or exchanged.”


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