Aaron Rodgers Mustache A No-Shave Pledge For Charity?

Aaron Rodgers took on the New York Giants Sunday night with a mustache unequaled on an NFL field since the heyday of Joe Namath, but it could be a no-shave pledge.

A long-time ‘stache proponent, Rodgers told a reporter last week that his father, Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds are his mustache heroes but said the greatest mustache-wearer of all time was Sam Elliott.

“Especially the one he rocked in Tombstone,” said Rodgers.

Several reports link Rodgers’ November ‘stache to the Movember movement, a 10-year-old charity drive that encourages men to grow moustaches this month to heighten awareness of prostate cancer, but its unclear if Rodgers had a message, just dug the look or had taken a no-shave pledge during his team’s five-game win streak.

If it’s the latter, he may join the Colts’ cheerleaders in a close shave this week after losing to the Giants, 38 - 10.

Rogers wasn’t the only one who unveiled some fresh grown facial hair. Packers coach Mike McCarthy also took it upon himself to grow a well-groomed mustache.

In addition, men can also register with the website in order to raise funds for the cause by trying to gain sponsorships. Rogers himself, however, did not declare whether or not his new facial hair was grown with a purpose. Fans did not appear supportive of the look, either way, and joked about his appearance online.

Over Thanksgiving, other members affiliated with the NFL also showed their support for a cause. Indianapolis Colts cheerleader Megan Meadors shaved her head during the fourth quarter of the last Colt’s game. The move was in response to a promise that she made last week in order to support head coach Chuck Pagano, who has gone bald during his fight with leukemia.

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