Rams’ William Hayes smashes mirror in locker room, cuts arm

AP

Rams defensive end William Hayes was upset after Sunday’s loss to the Titans. So he walked into the locker room and punched a mirror.

According to ESPN.com, broken glass and a pool of blood had to be cleaned up in the locker room before the media came in after the game, the result of Hayes taking his frustration out on the mirror. Rams coach Jeff Fisher had to calm Hayes down.

“We talked and settled him down. He was OK. Basically, he expressed how everybody felt and it hit him hard,” Fisher said. “This game was big for him. He played very well in the game and he was just disappointed.”

Fisher said he used Hayes’s cut as an example of why players need to keep their emotions in check.

“Use better judgment, you know, you don’t need to punch a mirror and risk cutting yourself, and he did,” Fisher said. “We addressed it today. To the extent of which he felt, the emotion that he felt — not that everybody else didn’t — I think that’s the good thing. But, you’ve got to draw the line and make sure you take care of yourself.”

Hayes reportedly needed a few stitches. He has not publicly addressed the incident.