Jarryd Lee Hayne is former American football and rugby sevens player and an Australian professional rugby league player, who currently plays Fullback for the Gold Coast Titans of the National Rugby League (NRL).
He previously played for the Parramatta Eels of the NRL, the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) and the Fiji national rugby sevens team in Rugby Union.
Alongside Titans CEO Graham Annesley, Hayne announced that he has yet another lifelong dream to recognise. Becoming a fully-patched member of the Hells Angels.
This announcement comes as footage of the rugby league superstar has been leaked by Fairfax media, which shows him partying with an alleged Hells Angels member.
Speaking to the media, Hayne says he’s disappointed his fans had to find out about his new direction through a leaked video, but wants them to know that he will be making a big effort to fulfill his commitments both to the Titans and to the Hell’s Angels.
“Look, it’s always been a dream. And if you don’t try your hand at these things, you’ll always be left wondering ‘What if?’” he said.
“I am certain I will be able to do both. I mean, look at Sonny Bill… He was able to play for the Roosters, All Blacks and fight in professional boxing matches all in the same year”
“My biggest challenge is whether or not my commitment to the Hillsong Church is going to be compromised. But that’s not a concern for the every day punter. The fact is, I’m playing great footy and Fox Sports worships me.”
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