Haloti Ngata Pulls April Fool’s Prank
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – On April Fool’s Day, recently retired NFL defensive lineman Haloti Ngata posted on Instagram and Twitter that he signed with the Utah Warriors of Major League Rugby.
Come to find out that he did not sign with them. The five-time Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl Champion announced his retirement from the NFL two weeks ago.
Ngata played Rugby for Highland High School before committing solely to football after high school.
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Since high school I’ve always wanted to return to the rugby pitch. @warriorsrugbyofficial has made those dreams come true and blessed me with a contract. . . Come watch me play in my first game this Saturday 7pm at Zions Bank Stadium #rugby #warriorsrugby #utah #firstlove #bigmanrunning #retirednflpro #backonthefield #footballtorugby #ballin
— Haloti Ngata (@Haloti_Ngata92) April 1, 2019
We're so excited to bring this guy @Haloti_Ngata92 back to rugby!
“We are excited to have Haloti join the team, he will be a huge asset to our forwards and eightman position" – Alf Danielshttps://t.co/aTI3EQdLjG pic.twitter.com/xfasH4o9p5
— Utah Warriors (@warriorsrugbyut) April 1, 2019
The Warriors sent out a press release on the news, but at the very bottom of the release, they said “For more information about Ngata’s signing, the Haloti Ngata Family Foundation or about receiving ‘2 for 1’ priced tickets to this Friday’s game for reading this all the way through, call the Utah Warriors Front Office at 801-935-4045.”