Gene Keady is known for two things: coaching Purdue basketball for 25 years and sporting a horrible combover. Indy Star columnist Gregg Doyel caught up with Keady for a story on Tuesday focusing on the latter, and the ridiculous cost it required to maintain it.
That objectively bad hair cut Gene Keady was rocking? That thing cost him $600 a month.
Keady knew his hair needed work – what, you think a man can just roll out of bed and look like that? – so he brought in his personal hairdresser twice a week during the season to tidy it up. She came with extensions. She came with hair dye. She came with cream.
She left each time with $300.
You read that right. Gene Keady paid $600 a week to have his hair look like that.
The column also reveals that Keady ditched the haircut a little over a year ago. When he did, his scalp revealed a form of skin cancer that has since been treated. That's right, that combover could have killed Keady. Thank goodness this ends as a funny story and not a sad one.