The Beard, the widely known nickname for Los Angeles Dodgers' reliever Brian Wilson, has been offered $1 million to sport a clean-shaven look by a razor company.
CBS Sports reported 800Razors.com offered the former Giants closer, who signed earlier this month to become the Dodgers' setup man, at least $1 million to shave his overgrown beard.
"His management feels we need to match his present salary of $1 million at a minimum," said 800Razors.com co-founder and president Philip Masiello. "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. The discussions commenced Friday and are continuing through today."
Wilson, 31, became an easily identifiable face of the San Francisco Giants in 2010. He missed most of last season and the first four months of the 2013 season recovering from his second career Tommy John surgery.
Wilson signed a $1 million contract with the Dodgers and within two weeks was a member of the 25-man big league roster. Whether he's willing to scrub his iconic mountainman look for the equivalent of his salary this season is uncertain.
"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. If it can tackle shaving a beard like his, it can work wonders on the average man," Masiello continued. "We are a young company out to change the shaving industry and have not done anything like this before and would be honored to have Brian be our first."