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Pittsburgh Steelers Star Troy Polamalu Gets Hair-Do Insured for $1 Million

Daniel GoochAnalyst ISeptember 1, 2010

Don't touch the hair-do man!

Pittsburgh Steelers' Troy Polamalu has insured his long locks of hair foe $1 million. It's on the list of the strangest things covered by insurance.

Head and shoulders, the shampoo giants, have paid for the claim as Polamalu is one of their advertisers and gets their name into the sports world.

Polamalu has not cut his locks for 10 years, since his coach told him to, but now he is choosing to let them grow in tribute to his Samoan heritage.

Having this much hair in a contact sport is a slight diadvantage to him. With flowing hair at a length of almost one metre, opponents have targeted him.

In 2006, Larry Johnson of the Kansas Chiefs grabbed onto his hair and tackled him—legally.

The insurance company, Lloyd's of London, has not revealed what has to happen to Polamalu's hair for anyone to collect on the policy.


-- READ: 20 Most Insurable Body Parts in Sports --

On the list

This hairstyle cover is thought to be the world's first, but Lloyd's have many other strange celeb policise highly-prized body parts.

They have insured Marlene Dietrich's legs, Keith Richard's legs, and Bruce Springsteen's vocal chords.  

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