Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
Login or Register
Last week, Arizona Cardinals 10-year veteran Darnell Dockett led a mass haircut hazing of most of the team's rookies. Among the victims were Tyrann Mathieu, Kevin Minter, Padric Scott and Stepfan Taylor.

The long hair of Cardinals first-round draft pick Jonathan Cooper was absolved of the damage, so far at least.

The 6-foot-2, 311-pound offensive lineman said he's looking for his teammates to stay away from his dreads.

"I think they're courteous enough not to shave my head after five years of growing my hair," the North Carolina product said Thursday.

Call it whichever you want: Respect for his hairstyle or respect for his high draft status. However, Cooper said, Cardinals veterans may get to him in other ways.

"If they want to shave my eyebrows, dye it blonde or do some funny facial hair, that's fine," he said. "I mean, it's all in good fun and everybody's had to go through it, so it's no big deal."

Andrew Gilstrap, Web Content Editor -

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation with all fans of Arizona sports teams by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing Arizona Sports (KTAR) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus