Greg Jennings Pranks Twitter, Pretends To Shave His Beard

Greg Jennings fooled Twitter on April Fools day

Sports fans love a good beard, so when Greg Jennings told all of Twitter on Tuesday day that his wife forced him to shave his, fans of the Vikings wide receiver went nuts.

To Jennings credit, he has been preparing Twitter for this prank for quite a while, showing off his bearded progress slowly and proudly.

Sports fans and beard enthusiasts couldn’t get enough of it, but thought they had to when Jennings tweeted:


Greg Jennings didn’t stop there. He tried to get full sympathy for his fallen hair.

Jennings’ Twitter followers fell hook line and sinker for his April Fools’ prank. Reactions were varied, but a majority were sad to see the beard go.

After the damage was done and Jennings knew a nation was mourning the loss of his once glorious face sweater, he admitted to his trickery.

With that Twitter breathed a sigh of relief and a number of “Long live the beard!” tweets.

Jennings played his first year in Minnesota last season and caught 68 passes for 804 yards. The Vikings were hoping he would bring in at least 1,000 yards and help create a more dynamic air attack.

Now the Viking hope a fully bearded Greg Jennings will bounce back in 2014. The team should be drafting a new quarterback to lead the charge, and need Jennings to show why he is being paid like a top flight wide out.

[Photo Credit: Jeff Kern]


Scott Croker

Scott Croker grew up writing short stories and watching sports. It was only fate his two loves would combine into a life of sports writing. He grew up in the great sports city of San Francisco and currently resides in LA, which is just a football team away from being complete. As he has gotten older he has realized that there is not much more in life he needs to be happy than a TV and laptop, although going to games is nice too.


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