Fitzpatrick's new short haircut all the buzz at Jets camp

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick's freshly cut hair is all the buzz at New York Jets training camp.

The bushy-bearded quarterback reported for training camp last week with a well-coiffed head of hair, sort of a puffed-up pompadour that had his teammates cracking jokes.

Well, they can all cut it out now. Hair today, gone tomorrow.

Fitzpatrick apparently connected with some scissors or clippers, showing up for practice Wednesday with a close-cropped hairstyle that center Nick Mangold told NJ Advance Media had his head looking ''like a tennis ball.''

The quarterback opted to not comment to reporters on his fresh cut, so it's uncertain if Fitzpatrick cut it himself or was the handiwork of a barber - or a teammate who's handy with hedge trimmers. Wide receiver Eric Decker told the New York Daily News that the shave came as a result of ''a wager,'' but didn't give any details.

''He lost a bet,'' Decker told the newspaper. ''He had to pay the price. That's all I can say.''

Oh, and for the beard lovers, have no fear. It's still in midseason, mountain-man form.

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