Shortly before Randy Moss was jettisoned out of New England, his starting quarterback – Tom Brady – suggested that he cut his beard because it may (or may not) have made things more difficult for the team at airport security. Naturally, Moss responded by telling Brady that his haircut made him “look like a girl.” (Oh, snap!)
The two teammates reportedly had to be separated by someone on the Patriots whose job description now includes “settling stylistic disputes.”
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has yet to comment on the issue, but it’s presumable to think that he agreed with Brady’s facial hair assessment, seeing as he traded Moss to Minnesota (where bushy beards and Bill Cosby sweaters are always in style) several days later.
Belichick’s likely support of Brady’s Justin Bieber/Kate Gosselin-inspired hair cut is an especially valuable endorsement. Thanks to his collection of sleeveless hoodies and New Balance sneakers, Belichick is regarded as the Tim Gunn of the National Football League, and a blazing trendsetter in the business casual community.
Sadly, since the Patriots only tape other team’s practices, there was no video evidence of the spat.
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