Jurassic farce? Rams DE William Hayes doesn’t believe dinosaurs actually existed

St. Louis Rams defensive end William Hayes does not live in a Jurassic World.

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ESPN’s Nick Wagoner uncovered this pretty hilarious archaeological aside earlier in the season but only recently published the quotes. Hayes is coming off a standout performance against Seattle with nine tackles and three sacks.

"No, I don’t believe dinosaurs existed," Hayes said via ESPN. "Not even a little bit. With these bones, it’s crazy because man has never seen a dinosaur, we can agree on that, right? But we know exactly how to put these bones together? I believe there is more of a chance you will find a mermaid than you will a dinosaur because we find different species in the water all the time."

Museums and Disney movies must be troubling. And apparently it’s been a point of contention between Hayes and his defensive line teammate Chris Long (case in point: Hayes’ NSFW response to T. Rex existence). 

"I don’t understand how [Long] just believes in dinosaurs," Hayes said via ESPN. "That’s just crazy to me. We know they died. We know what a T-Rex eats? That don’t sound crazy to you? We have never seen a dinosaur before but we know exactly where every single rib [was] and which rib goes where. That’s crazy to me."

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Mermaids, on the other hand, are "110 percent" real (response also NSFW).

If Hayes has some free time this offseason, we respectfully request a series of video essays on his theory of evolution, as well as a complete picture of Earth’s food chain.