St. Louis Rams defensive end William Hayes fights a mirror – and loses

Anwar S Richardson
Shutdown Corner

There is nothing more macho, yet, ridiculous, than seeing a grown man so consumed with rage, he must punch an object. The recipients of his anger are frequently unmovable objects, like walls, doors, windows, and cars. Sometimes the removal of a T-shirt is required to add that extra touch of intimidation/buffoonery.

St. Louis Rams defensive end William Hayes decided to take out his frustrations on a different opponent after a recent 28-21 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

One of those pesky mirrors.

Hayes threw his forearm into a mirror after the game to release his anger.

“The mirror was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Hayes told Jim Thomas of “I kind of took it a little overboard. Emotions came out and got the best of me.”

Of course, the mirror got the best of Hayes, too.

Hayes was forced to immediately get stitches, which is in addition to the seven years of bad luck he received for breaking a mirror. His right arm was wrapped during this past Wednesday's practice, but Hayes was not listed on the injury report

“Will’s a competitor,” Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens told “There’s no question how much he cares about this football team, how much he cares about winning. You appreciate a guy who shows emotion. We’re just fortunate that Will’s all right.

‘We’ll use what part of it we can as motivation for the team. We’re better than 3-6. That’s frustrating. But all we can do is try to get to 4-6.”

If St. Louis is defeated by the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the Rams should consider giving Hayes an inflatable punching bag after the game.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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