Ben Roethlisberger recently got his hair cut and beard trimmed in a sign he's a step closer to returning to his on-field form.
Roethlisberger's new look required a trip to an Allegheny County barbershop, an establishment which is not yet permitted to be open in some Pennsylvania counties (including Allegheny) as the state proceeds with a multi-stage reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, per PennLive.com. When asked about Roethlisberger's trip to the barbershop, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was not pleased with Roethlisberger's decision.
"My concern is just a general concern," Wolf said Tuesday during a question-and-answer session. "Anybody who puts himself or herself into harm's way is something that I think we have to try to avoid. 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.
"I don't personally think any Pennsylvanian ought to take that chance. I certainly don't want to take that chance myself."
The Steelers posted a video Monday featuring Roethlisberger throwing passes to teammates including JuJu Smith-Schuster, and included in it a clip of the quarterback at the barbershop getting his hair cut and beard trimmed.