Gov. Tom Wolf Not Happy Ben Roethlisberger Visited Barbershop

Ross Houston
May 22, 2020

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer recently met up for a throwing session with Ben Roethlisberger and reported that the veteran quarterback is throwing with no signs of last year's elbow surgery that ended his 2019 season after two games.

When Wolf was asked about Roethlisberger's plate, he said he didn't think a Pennsylvanian should risk a haircut yet.

The Steelers did share a video over social media of Ben Roethlisberger that describes various scenarios and timelines.

This ruffled plenty of feathers with the existing stay-at-home order and it made its way all the way up to Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf who voiced concern over if Roethlisberger and Norman violated the order. "Anyone who puts themselves in danger is something I think we should try to avoid". Southwest Pennsylvania is still in the "yellow phase" of reopening, and barbershops and hair salons have not yet been cleared to resume business.

"When you go to something like a barbershop and you're not protected, I don't care who you are, the chances of that virus wreaking havoc on your life increases", Wolf stated. The video included brief footage of the quarterback sitting in a chair and getting his beard trimmed.

I, personally, understand the want for a haircut these days.

Roethlisberger began letting his hair and beard grow out after his season ended in September when he left the Steelers' home opener at halftime with a right elbow injury.

Allegheny County is now in the "yellow" phase, which means it can start the limited reopenings of businesses.

But, as it seems, Roethlisberger didn't pay for services at Norman's Cut N Edge Barbershop, as he received the haircut as a favor from his friend, the owner, Carlos Norman. Those establishments won't be allowed to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic until the given county reaches the "green" phase.

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