Washington Huskies rising sophomore cornerback Naijiel Hale, son of the late rapper Nate Dogg, has been dismissed from the program for what head coach Chris Petersen called a disciplinary issue. Adam Jude of The Seattle Times reported Hale’s dismissal on Twitter.
Hale also posted the following on his Instagram:
A former three-star recruit out of St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California, a Los Angeles suburb, Hale appeared in all 14 of Washington’s games last season and had 12 tackles to go with two passes defended. On top of Washington, during his recruiting, he had received offers from Utah, Boise State, Nebraska, Washington State and California, among others.
Just what happens next for Hale remains to be seen, be it a year at junior college or an immediate transfer. Regardless, he is a talented player with a high ceiling, so he should latch on elsewhere fairly quickly.
Campus Sports will update Hale’s story as any new information becomes available.
Washington opens the season on the road against Boise State on September 4.
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