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Ryan Fitzpatrick says he hasn’t been to the barber since the New York Post ran a story about it. 

By Dan Gartland
July 29, 2016

When Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets ended their weird, futile standoff this week, he showed up to camp looking very much like a man who’d spent the last few months unemployed. 

We’re used to seeing Fitzpatrick with a bushy beard, but it was even more robust than usual, and his hair was awfully shaggy. The reason? He had to stay away from his barbershop after a story in the New York Post.

“Somebody wrote an article about my barbershop a couple of months ago, so I couldn’t go back to the barbershop, you know,” Fitzpatrick told reporters Thursday. “I’ve been trying to avoid the media and stay in my cave.”

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The story was a column in the Post early last month where Steve Serby went to a few of Fitzpatrick’s favorite spots in Chatham, N.J., on the off chance he might spot the yet-unsigned quarterback. 

Serby also went to a pizza shop next to the barber, but it’s unclear whether that precluded Fitzpatrick from enjoying a slice over the past six weeks. 

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