William Hayes: Teammates won’t listen to his dinosaur truther talk
Miami Dolphins defensive end William Hayes is finding his new teammates aren’t so welcoming when it comes to hearing him out on his dinosaur truther claims.
Hayes, then a member of the Rams before being traded to the Dolphins in March, made headlines and raised quite a few eyebrows a few seasons ago due to his offbeat views on dinosaurs, among other things.
“No, I don’t believe dinosaurs existed,” Hayes said in December 2015. “Not even a little bit. With these bones, it’s crazy because man has never seen a dinosaur, we can agree on that, right?”
Unfortunately for Hayes, his new Dolphins teammates aren’t really embracing his views.
“I tried to explain myself but [Andre] Branch and [Cameron] Wake said, ‘We aren’t trying to hear all of that around here,'” Hayes said this week, via ESPN. “So we just all laughed about it and that was kind of it. I was trying to explain my theory on dinosaurs, but they weren’t really trying to hear it.”
Hayes did admit Ndamukong Suh will listen to his dinosaur conspiracy chatter.
“Suh might be a little receptive just to hear me out a little because he just likes to mess with me on a daily basis,” Hayes said. “So I figure he’ll at least … just tell me how stupid I sound. He’ll at least give me a chance to explain myself.”
Dinosaur truther claims aren’t where Hayes’ conspiracy theories considering widely accepted scientific principles end, either.
“I don’t think men ever went to the moon,” he said. “… I got plenty of theories. We can go all day.”
Also, Hayes believes there’s a possibility that mermaids actually exist.
“I don’t necessarily believe in mermaids, but I believe in the theory that there could be mermaids. The world is 80 percent water or something ridiculous like that. … So my whole thing is, who is to say they can’t be an Ariel floating down in the water somewhere?”
So, Hayes believes there might be mermaids but there were never dinosaurs. No wonder why his teammates aren’t buying what he’s selling in many regards.