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Sometimes Dan and I get to use our powers to help people in need. Other times, we inadvertently get athletes free stuff, and that’s okay, too.

Last week, Dan wrote about Roy Helu’s desire for a Suave endorsement.

“That’s not the purpose of growing my hair out,” the Redskins running back said, of getting some free product. “I want to make sure that I say that. But, you know, if something comes along? Suave? I’m not a Suave user, but I know that they’re pretty affordable, and I want to be marketed to the blue-collar people who can’t afford Head & Shoulders. Suave’s No. 1, you know?”

Well, the folks at Suave were paying attention and are happy to oblige.


“I’m not on Twitter so I found out from other people,” Helu told me today. “I didn’t have any intent. I was just saying something.”

Helu hasn’t heard directly from the company, so he’s anxious to see what shows up at Redskins Park.

“I wonder what that is, though, because all I think about is shampoo and conditioner,” he said. “Maybe styling gel, all that stuff. It’ll be interesting. A lot of it will be used by my wife as well. She already does my hair. If she wants it to look nice, I ask her to.”

Helu told me that he’s willing to showcase some different hairstyles for us here at the Bog, so I hope the products come with some styling instructions. With that much hair, the possibilities are endless.

As for his place on the list of Redskins getting consumer goods (see Niles Paul and Chris Thompson), Helu says he’d take his haul over snacks any day.

“I think I got a better deal,” he said. “It’s way more functional.”