WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Tries To Convince NFL Player That Dinosaurs Were Real

LA Rams defensive end William Hayes made headlines and tons of fans this summer when he revealed on Hard Knocks that he didn’t believe in the existence of dinosaurs, but did believe that mermaids exist. Furthermore, he explains that archaeologists are in on a conspiracy in which they plant fake dinosaur bones, then dig them up with some sort of fake reveal. Here’s a quote from Hayes to prove we’re not making this up, although with his logic he could blame us for just writing words and claiming they’re his:

“No, I don’t believe dinosaurs existed. 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.”

Ummm, OK, William. That doesn’t really explain how mermaids exist, or anything, but we’re huge fans of your zany theory. You know who else is a big fan? Jimmy Kimmel, who decided to take Hayes to the Los Angeles Museum of National History in order to try and convince him that dinosaurs are actually real.

It did not go as planned. In fact, I think William Hayes actually convinced Jimmy the other way around.

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