The New York Giants are not void of eccentric characters on their team, and Antrel Rolle definitely falls into that category. The University of Miami graduate has never been one to shy away from a camera or microphone, and often times that has gotten him into some hot water with the fans.
His weekly radio spot on WFAN in New York is almost always a must-listen, and now he’s taken eccentric to a new level with this haircut.
Apparently as a result of some superstitions, Rolle told his barber to “give [him] something different” and “[made] sure it glowed in the dark.” If you cannot see in the video above, Rolle has neon green highlights on the left side of his head.
“I’m superstitious when it comes to certain things and this is just one of them.” Rolle said. “The first time I done it was in Arizona and we went to the Super Bowl. I came back last year and had a whole bunch of whatever goin’ on on my head and we went last year, so hopefully I keep this thing goin.'”
Rolle seemed upbeat and excited to begin the season, most likely because he won’t have to play the third corner spot like he did in 2011. He was a Pro Bowl safety for the Giants in 2010, and getting back to that role will help the Giants’ defense immensely.
The Giants will hopefully keep the bodies at the cornerback spot healthy this year, but even if they don’t, they are remarkably more deep at the position with the additions of Antwaun Molden and Jayron Hosley. Those two along side Corey Webster, Terrell Thomas, Michael Coe, Justin Tryon, Bruce Johnson and Prince Amukamara, you could argue the Giants have the deepest selection of corners in the league.
This will make Rolle’s life much easier this season, and hopefully transform the Giants back to a top 10 unit.
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