Brian Wilson reportedly offered $1 million to shave his beard
What would Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson be without the beard? Wilson’s insane facial hair became a symbol of the San Francisco Giants’ success since he stepped into the team’s closer role in 2008. It has been featured on billboards, buses, and even a commercial airliner ever since, but a $1 million offer could make it disappear.
According to RadarOnline.com, a razor blade company called 800Razors.com has been negotiating with Wilson in an attempt to convince him to shave off his famous beard for a massive endorsement deal that would make him the face of their corporation.
“His management feels we need to match his present salary of $1 million at a minimum,” 800Razors.com co-founder and president Philip Masiello told Radar. “Over the weekend and continuing today, we have been in discussions with his management at MVP sports to finalize the terms under which Brian would participate in a beard shaving promotion and endorsement.”
A copy of the offer letter and pitch 800Razors.com has sent to Wilson can be seen here.
“His beard is iconic, we are in the quality razor industry and want to partner with other shaving icons to show how great our product is,” Masiello added. “If it can tackle shaving a beard like his, it can work wonders on the average man.”
Wilson’s contract with the Dodgers is worth only $1 million, so he could probably use the extra money. His grizzly beard has landed him a number of endorsement opportunities, but he is not the player he used to be prior to his surgery. A $1 million shaving endorsement may be as good as it’s going to get.
H/T SI Hot Clicks