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NFL Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher Sues Hair Transplant Company for Unauthorized Use of Likeness

NFL Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher Sues Hair Transplant Company for Unauthorized Use of Likeness

NFL Hall of Fame Linebacker Brian Urlacher is suing a Houston-based hair transplant company for using his likeness without his permission.

The lawsuit was filed in October, the Chicago Sun Times reported, as Urlacher Houston proclaimed The Hair Transplant Center used a personal story about a hair transplant on their website, pretending to have used their services.

“The messages misleadingly led potential patients to believe that Mr. Urlacher had an affiliation with, or received defendant’s hair restoration treatment,” the lawsuit states.

Instead, Chicago Bears The legendary defender’s procedure was performed by Restore, using its Follicular Unit Extraction method. Urlacher was spotted sporting a full head of hair in January 2016 after going bald during his NFL career.

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Brian Urlacher attends SiriusXM’s Super Bowl LIII at Radio Row on January 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Urlacher was known for his bald appearance during his 13 years in the Windy City. But, while appearing on WGN Morning News, she had a full head of hair and explained the procedure.

“Everywhere I went I wore a hat for a year,” he told WGN News. “I had to wear it when I went to dinner. I had to wear it when I got dressed up…I couldn’t show my hair.”

Urlacher, who didn’t mind being bald, was shown the procedure by a friend and eventually decided it was right for him.

NFL Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher Sues Hair Transplant Company for Unauthorized Use of Likeness

Former Chicago Bears running back Brian Urlacher attends the 2015 NFL Honors at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 31, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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“I’ve only had this thick hair for about four months. I had the procedure done last November… It’s a great procedure… There’s no cutting on my head, I don’t have any scars on the back of my head. They pull one. hair out at the same time and take it from the back and put it in the front they have, or where you need hair.’

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Urlacher is a spokesperson for Restore, and other retired athletes like Deion Sanders have been featured on the company’s website.

An eight-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro, Urlacher was named the 2005 Defensive Player of the Year after totaling 122 tackles, six sacks and 17 tackles for loss in his 27-year career.

Brian Urlacher, his recent induction into the Hall of Fame at Soldier Field, was honored with a Ring of Excellence ceremony on September 17, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois.

Brian Urlacher, his recent induction into the Hall of Fame at Soldier Field, was honored with a Ring of Excellence ceremony on September 17, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois.
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Overall, the Pasco, Washington native had 1,361 tackles, 41.5 sacks and 11 forced fumbles in 182 regular season games for Chicago en route to the Hall of Fame and the Bears’ Ring of Excellence.



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