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Vikings defensive end Brian Robison chops hair for charity -- and 1st time since 2009

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison speaks with reporters before NFL football practice at the team's training facility, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Eden Prairie, Minn. Robison showed off his newly shorn look Wednesday, after deciding two days ago to get it cut for charity. He donated his hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides wigs to children with long-term hair loss from any type of medical diagnosis. (AP Photo/Dave Campbell)

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison speaks with reporters before NFL football practice at the team's training facility, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Eden Prairie, Minn. Robison showed off his newly shorn look Wednesday, after deciding two days ago to get it cut for charity. He donated his hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides wigs to children with long-term hair loss from any type of medical diagnosis. (AP Photo/Dave Campbell)  (The Associated Press)

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison got his hair cut, for a good cause.

Robison showed off his newly shorn look before practice Wednesday, two days after getting a chop for charity. He donated his hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides wigs to children with long-term hair loss from any type of medical diagnosis.

Robison had been growing his hair out since the end of the 2009 season, usually wearing it in a ponytail. He says he's not worried about losing his strength. Now, he says, "there's nothing for blockers to grab onto."

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