DeAngelo Hall Will be Fined, Not Suspended
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall will be fined an undetermined amount of his salary for the situation in last weekends game against in the Pittsburgh Steelers in which Hall was ejected after he took his helmet off and appeared to curse an official.
The league plans on levying the fine and also issuing Hall a formal warning that any conduct in the future of this nature will lead to suspension. Hall will remain active and will play in the teams game this weekend against the Carolina Panthers.
In a radio interview this week on 106.7, Hall said that the referee was equally at fault and also went on to say “It’s not a system in place where… they’re the good cops, and we’re the criminals. It has to be an even playing field, a level playing field. If they want us to go out there and respect them, they have to do the same thing. They have to give us the same kind of respect that I feel like we’ve been giving them as players and as referees that ultimately control some of the calls in these games. Nobody is going out there trying to bully the referees, and likewise, they shouldn’t be out there trying to bully us.”
Some players including Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander have gone on record this week as saying they didn’t believe ‘was solely at fault.’
“I don’t know if D-Hall did anything to cross the line, in my opinion,” Alexander said Wednesday. “It was a timeout. He took his helmet off. Fine. All he was doing was talking, and it escalated to cussing. He never touched the ref or anything like that. I’m trying to move him back. [The] guy’s kind of chasing him at the same time. So I think both parties needed to do a better job of, ‘Okay, it’s over. Let’s get away from it.’ ”