It’s been quite some time since we’ve checked in on Donald De La Haye. If the name sounds familiar, Donald is the former UFC kicker whose football scholarship was rescinded over revenue generated from his popular YouTube account, a violation of the school’s eligibility rules.
But more on that in a second.
De La Haye likely caught the eye of a few NFL scouts when he posted a video of himself drilling a 75-yard field goal.
So many fans were quick to point out the wind was at his back, but 75 GODDAMN YARDS.
Even McAfee’s impressed.
Somewhere in Chicago, the Bears staff is preparing a max contract for this dude.
Back to the ineligibility saga.
Last year, De La Haye filed a federal lawsuit against UFC administrators claiming UCF president John Hitt, athletics director Danny White and the school’s board of trustees “violated his first amendment right to free speech and 14th amendment right to due process by removing his football scholarship after learning the NCAA deemed his YouTube videos a violation of its eligibility rules,” Orlando Sentinel reports.
There has been no news made public over the results of the lawsuit.
De La Haye’s YouTube channel, Deestroying, has over 1.1 million subscribers and has some pretty dope content.