Big Ben’s barbershop visit draws governor’s ‘concern’

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger showed himself getting a beard trim at a barbershop, and the state’s governor didn’t think that was a good move in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf didn’t address Roethlisberger’s case specifically but expressed a “general concern.”

“Anybody who puts himself or herself into harm’s way is something that I think we ought to try to avoid,” Wolf said at his coronavirus briefing Tuesday. “And when you go to something like a barbershop and you’re not protected, I don’t care who you are, the chances of that virus actually wreaking havoc on your life increases.”

Roethlisberger, who had elbow surgery in September, had vowed not to shave until he was able to throw a pass to a teammate. Monday’s video was designed to show where he stood in his recovery. It included a scene in a barbershop.

Barbershops and salons are among businesses that have been shut down nationwide in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“I don’t personally think that any Pennsylvanian ought to take that chance,” Wolf said. “I certainly don’t want to take that chance myself.”

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