What happened to Weddle's beard?


For a guy who includes the word “beard” in his official Twitter handle, new Ravens safety Eric Weddle arrived in Owings Mills with a startling look on Wednesday.
The longtime San Diego Charger shaved off his trademark facial hair last month, but he has been asked the question over and over.
“I’m regretting it by the second that I shaved it,” said Weddle, who is now sporting a much thinner beard. “It was a spur of the moment. I was working out one morning, and I got done, and it was just everywhere. There was sweat and water and who knows — probably bugs in there. I’m like, ‘What am I doing? I look ridiculous right now.'”
His wife, Chanel, tried to convince the 31-year-old defensive back to wait and think of something creative, but Weddle instead used Twitter to let his fans know what was happening after nearly three years of growth and much notoriety.
The beard could be making a comeback in his new city, however, and based on what we’ve seen in the past, he would be the favorite to unseat five-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda for the title of having the best beard on the Ravens.
“Luckily in the NFL, they don’t care what you look like as long as you play good,” Weddle said. “I might have to bring it back now. I’m getting too many people asking me. I need to bring it back.
“But I get more kisses from my wife, so that’s always a plus.”
But honestly, what wife wouldn’t want to kiss this?
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