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Robert Hayes Named AFL Defensive Player of the Week

Courtesy: Baltimore Brigade Media

BALTIMORE – The Arena Football League announced today that Baltimore Brigade DL Robert Hayes has been named Week 18’s Defensive Player of the Week. Hayes recorded three tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the Brigade’s 41-35 loss to the Washington Valor.

Hayes’ defining play came with just over nine minutes remaining in the third quarter with Washington driving into Baltimore territory. Hayes sacked Valor QB Warren Smith, forced and recovered a fumble, protecting a one-score Brigade lead. Hayes ranks second in the AFL this season with 11 tackles for loss and fourth in the league with eight sacks – both of which are single-season career highs.

The Baltimore Brigade is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the AFL’s Washington Valor, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. MSE also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news, is also owned by MSE. Follow the Brigade on Facebook at facebook.com/baltimorebrigade, on Twitter at twitter.com/bmorebrigade, and on Instagram at instagram.com/bmorebrigade.

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