Nate Dogg's son is no longer a member of Washington's football program. Naijiel Hale was dismissed Friday.
According to the Seattle Times, Hale posted a message to his Instagram page but the link doesn't work and it is not on his main page. Here's the text from the Times.
“I would like to announce that I will be taking my football career elsewhere and thank the university of Washington for everything they’ve taught me,” Hale wrote. “I Thank you coach Lake and Coach Peterson (sic) for being there for me and understanding everything that I go through. Nobody in this world will understand my life yet I’m still moving forward. I’m so thankful to play and start many games as a True Freshmen in the PAC-12 and those memories will stick with me forever. New chapter ahead…. Ride with me.”
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The rapper's son was a three-star recruit in the class of 2014 and had previously committed to Arizona before he signed with Washington. His dismissal, according to the Times, was for a disciplinary matter.
Hale had a chance to be a full-time starter in 2015 after he made two starts in 2014. He finished with 12 tackles and two passes defensed.
Nate Dogg had a 20-year rap career and died in 2011 after suffering a series of strokes.
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