We assumed that RGIII’s choice to don a bucket hat on Thursday night was a fashion statement. I mean, with no sun to speak of, it’s a reasonable conclusion. But it may have served a secondary purpose of hiding a head of hair not ready for national television.
Instagram user capscityhustla offered the above photo of a freshly-braided RGIII on Sunday, with this caption:
“My girl just finished braiding the hair of football#greatness >> even though she’s a Bills fan *boooo* lol >>#httr #rg3 #redskins #nfl”
The Beauty Bar also tweeted a close-up of RGIII and his glamour team.
— The Beauty Bar (@TheBeauty_Bar) August 12, 2013
Of course, nothing RGIII-related sneaks past the media, so when the Redskins quarterback debuted his new ‘do during his press conference, it inspired a string of breaking-news tweets accompanied by bad photos.
— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) August 12, 2013
— George Wallace (@GWallaceWTOP) August 12, 2013
BREAKING: RG3 has a new hairstyle. “New phase, new hair.” pic.twitter.com/7YL8ZPgFOJ
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) August 12, 2013
A Twitter search for “RGIII hair” shows that more than a few people care about the man’s braids.