Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' new haircut makes him feel shame

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Just because you come off the bench to lead your team to a win and then, a week later, you make your first start at quarterback and provide another victory, doesn't mean you're not immune from a bad decision at the barbershop.

That's what happened to Washington's Kirk Cousins a day after going 26-for-37 for 329 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Redskins' win vs. the Browns. After seeing himself on film from his postgame press conference, he decided he was getting a little shaggy and needed a haircut.

And … well, let him explain what happened.

"I get in there and I sit down, and the lady, I don't really understand her because she's not speaking English that clearly," Cousins said, via the Washington Post. "There was a communication breakdown of some kind. She took my glasses off so I couldn't really see what she was doing.

"I put [my glasses] back on, she wheels me around, I look in the mirror and basically I have a mohawk. And I said, 'OK, you're just gonna have to buzz it off.' I definitely want to apologize to my friends and family back home because I try to represent them well, but this haircut isn't doing it."

Two things: 1) if your barber or stylist doesn't speak the same language as you before he/she starts hacking away, it's probably best to find somebody else. 2) If you decide to go with him/her anyway, don't let him/her take off your glasses (of course, if you realize something is going wrong with your haircut, it's not like you can communicate with somebody who doesn't speak your language, anyway. So, always revert back to point No. 1).

Either way, Cousins' new look was well received in the Redskins locker room.

"I saw him wearing a toboggan, and I was thinking that it wasn't that cold outside," left tackle Trent Williams said. "Then I saw him lift it a little bit and couldn't believe it. It's not his best look."

And you know the worst part of Cousins' ordeal?

"The toughest part of the whole deal is, until this point, I didn't realize I have a receding hairline," he said. "The harsh reality of a receding hairline on Monday; it really took away the joy of Sunday."

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