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‘Deal Was If We Won ... The Locs Had To Come Off.’ Alabama quarterback has new look

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts followed through on a promise over the weekend by cutting off his dreads after the championship win.
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts followed through on a promise over the weekend by cutting off his dreads after the championship win. Special to the Ledger-Enquirer

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts followed through on a promise over the weekend.

It all started when Josh Jacobs, a sophomore running back and teammate of Hurts, posted on Twitter Saturday afternoon, mysteriously chiding Hurts that because Alabama won the national championship earlier in January, it was “time for the big chop.”

Later that night, Jacobs posted two more things - a baggie with Hurts’ signature dreadlocks and a video of Hurts running his hands through his short hair.

This is what Hurts looked like before the “big chop.”

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Hurts posted his own message to Twitter soon after, saying he had made a deal that if the Tide won the championship, he would chop off his dreadlocks.

Twitter responded with admiration, and more than a little sadness.

The 19-year-old quarterback led the Tide through most of the College Football Championship match on Jan. 8. before handing the reigns to now-star backup quarterback Tua Tagovailova. The Tide bested Georgia in overtime after Tagovailova threw a touchdown to end the game.

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