Hold up.

Naijiel Hale, son of the late Nate Dogg, has been kicked off the University of Washington football team for unspecified reasons (because this is college football, and they never specify):

Hale sent out his own tweet confirming as much this afternoon...:

...in addition to a lengthy Instagram post:


A photo posted by Naijiel Hale (@nhalecamp31) on Aug 7, 2015 at 11:55am PDT

In case you can't see (which you probably can't) Hale's Instagram stated:

"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. I Thank you coach Lake and Coach Peterson 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 🏈"

The sophomore cornerback will now search for a new defensive backfield to ball in.

It should be noted that he originally committed to the University of Arizona back when he was a highly sought after four-star high school recruit.

[via NBC Sports/Twitter/Instagram]

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