Andrew Luck Says His Mother and Girlfriend Hate His Neck Beard

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterJanuary 7, 2015

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I've read a lot of slander over the years regarding the bramble patch nestled under Andrew Luck's chin, but I never thought his family would join the chorus.

In a Fredo-esque development, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback has admitted his mother and girlfriend do not approve of his neck beard.

USA Today's Lindsay Jones brings news of the admission, which occurred on a conference call Wednesday. Someone asked Luck about his signature neck foliage, at which point he called the beard a "bad look" and a hot-button issue among those he holds dearest.

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On conf call, Andrew Luck asked: "What's the deal with the beard?" Luck: "I realize it's a bad look. I'm not going for any specific look."

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Luck said his girlfriend and mom frequently tell them just how bad a look his beard is. And yet, no shave.

Can Luck live? Can he get his neck beard on properly?Β 


He says he's not going for a specific style, but "sopping cave-monk" is his look to keep. Luck owns that property. He rolled the dice, landed on Neck Beard Avenue and built a hotel on it. If a raccoon slides under a sleeping man's chin in Arkansas, he wakes up and mails a check to Luck. Royalties, son.

As for the future of the beard, Luck told Jones that he'd prefer not to risk razor burn at the moment.

"To be honest, I don't like shaving during the season. Razor burn," Luck said. "If you grow it this long, you might as well keep it."

Abstaining from the blade is a veteran move by Luck, who needs to maintain a level of continuity at this pivotal juncture. Climbing the Everest that is the NFL playoffs is hard, but it's even more difficult when you're bleeding and chafing at the gizzard.

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