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The story behind Bengals fan's beard

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Tully Corcoran

Tully Corcoran spent seven years covering the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas Jayhawks for The Topeka Capital-Journal. His work has been honored multiple times by The Kansas Press Association. He most recently wrote for FOX Sports Houston and FOX Sports Southwest. Follow him on Twitter.

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So here's this guy. A beard full of beer? Oh Bengals fan, you silly willy, you. You might even say that's a fair amount of nonsense for a guy wearing a shirt that reads, "No nonsense."

There is a story behind this, however.

FOX 9 Cincinnati caught up with the man, whose name is Garey Faulkner, a native Cincinnatian who grew the beard for a year to prove he could to some friend who bet $1,000 against him.

He never did get that money, but he did become mildly Internet-famous Wednesday, and that's its own reward.

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