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TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 22: Punter Thomas Morstead #6 of the New Orleans Saints kicks off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 22, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Thomas Morstead had a simple identity. He was an NFL player with hair down to his shoulders so that he looked like he could have been playing bass in a Scandanavian metal band. But the New Orleans Saints punter found a cause, and on Saturday had it all cut off in order to raise money for a children's cancer charity called the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Morstead got the idea from the wife of Steve Gleason, the former Saints special teams player who battles Lou Gehrig's Disease. Morstead told WDSU-TV in New Orleans that Michelle Gleason encouraged him to grow out his hair for the purpose of shaving it for the charity, just as her husband had done. "I said, 'Well, hey, there's a great excuse for me not to cut my hair and do something for good," Morstead told WDSU. Head-shaving events are a big part of St. Baldrick's fundraising efforts. According to its Web site, St. Baldrick's has hosted more than 1,200 head-shavings this year, raising more than 20 million. "Because kids with c...
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