DeAngelo Hall will not be punked by tall female reporters

DeAngelo Hall is not about to let a female reporter make him look short.  That’s why he asks Comcast Sportsnet Washington’s Kelli Johnson take off her high heels when she interviews him.

Confronted on the topic by Johnson’s colleague, Chick Hernandez, Hall copped to the truth.

“She was too tall. If I was 6 feet like [Carlos Rogers], I wouldn’t
have to do that, but I’m 5-11, so she definitely had to take them heels
off for me,” Hall said.

“He demands I do this every time,” Johnson added.  (Visual evidence and quotes provided by Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog.)

I can identify with Hall.  Unfortunately, Johnson would still be taller than me even if she was slightly crouching with her shoes off. 

(I also once dated a girl in college that was three inches taller than me. When she wore heels to dinner, it looked like her 12-year-old brother was visiting for the weekend.)

My advice to Hall: own your height.  It lacks confidence to cover it up. The Redskins only list you at 5-10, which means you are probably shorter than that. 

I also recommend dating short women.  That helps.

61 responses to “DeAngelo Hall will not be punked by tall female reporters

  1. Speaking for tall people everywhere, this is a job for the NAACP.
    We can’t have our jobs affected by how tall we may be. If everyone doesn’t have to take off their heels, why do we??
    Lawsuits, c’mon, lawsuits…..

  2. “If I was 6 feet…but I’m like 5-11…”
    Does he realize there is only an inch difference? He might be dumber than Cromartie.
    Meanwhile…
    “I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat and 6-4 Impala…”

  3. Rosenthal- yet again do we, the readers, have to point out another typo.
    It’s… D e A n g e l i n a Hall

  4. This is the follow up story to the fire storm that proved to the blogesphere that Mickey Florio is a copy-n-paste weenie??
    D.Hall is nothing like Carlos Rogers. D.Hall can cover, catch, make amazing plays in the secondary and turnover the ball.

  5. I would rag on his height since I am >6ft tall, but he’s the multi-millionaire playing a kid’s game for a living.

  6. This isn’t about height…he loves feet. Kelli probably has nice ones and DeAngelo is using height as an excuse to see her piggies…

  7. I think Kelli should go one farther and insist that Hall wear her heels during the interview. I know Portis would do it.

  8. …wow there were a couple of comments and now they are gone. Censorship is alive and well on this board.
    you got insulted and deleted them. to the people that didn’t see them, Greg got clowned by a couple of other posters here and then he deleted them. they were not out of line nor did they use profanity. they were just funny.
    I bet Greg’s salary (which I hope is a small bet because nobody in their right mind would pay this hack a substantial amount of money for the dribble he posts here) that this post will not appear on this board. if it does then Fred Savage will be smiling.

  9. He should be lacking confidence for much more than his height. Everything I hear about this guy only makes me respect him less.

  10. (I also once dated a girl in college that was three inches taller than me. When she wore heels to dinner, it looked like her 12-year-old brother was visiting for the weekend.)
    I guess if you are in to that kind of thing…:-|

  11. “(I also once dated a girl in college that was three inches taller than me. When she wore heels to dinner, it looked like her 12-year-old brother was visiting for the weekend.)”
    Oh right..! So how is your cousin doing these days?

  12. jackson: the writers don’t approve or delete the comments but i wish i could see the ones you are referred to.
    this is one thread i wanted to make sure to check out.
    thanks for reading the site.

  13. LIAR. damn dude…..I was just having fun with you but you just bold faced lied to everyone
    two posts were made and then I came back later to see more piling on that would ensue and there were 0 comments. Florio has admitted to deleting posts before……therefore this makes you a liar.

  14. Looks like she was wearing 3″ heels if you compare the level of her head to the Redskin logo on the wall behind her. I’m kind of intrigued by this chick now, she seems hot. Let’s get some body shots of her. My girl is 5’7″ and I’m 5’11″ish, so she comes close to my height when we’re dressed up. I gotta say tho, who cares, she has great long legs. I’m not gonna complain about extra hotness.

  15. He actually says in response to why he would ask her to remove her shoes that,
    “she ain’t about to make me look bad”.
    You are so right Deangelo….you do that all by yourself.

  16. I really don’t understand when tall women feel like they should wear heels. Most guys don’t like their woman to be taller than they are.
    Apparently heels make them look slimmer. Here’s an idea, lose some weight?

  17. # Gregg Rosenthal says: August 30, 2010 4:46 PM
    jackson: the writers don’t approve or delete the comments but i wish i could see the ones you are referred to.
    this is one thread i wanted to make sure to check out.
    thanks for reading the site.
    ———–
    Gregg, your moderators are running amok lately. Locking down the NOLA Katrina thread, leaving out scathing posts on certain rival teams stories, but leaving the crap in on the others….
    And on this thread all I did was post the lyrics to the Skee-lo classic “I Wish I was a Little Bit Taller”, which I thought appropriate, and those were smacked down too.
    Your mods are taking a page from the NFL officials book, it seems – calling some things no good, whilst simultaneously calling the same things from other people OK. Stop the bias, we’re all entitled to our opinions as long as they don’t cross boundaries, right?

  18. “I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat and 6-4 Impala…”
    Now thats funny stuff. You made my evening with that.

  19. What is he going to do next…make her put a bag over her head since she is hot…or take a stupid pill since she is smart? Get a clue moron…

  20. Man, if Maurice Jones-Drew was that conceited, female reporters would have to sit indian-style to interview him.

  21. he’s not talking about dating tall women greg he’s talking about being interviewed by them
    once again rosenthall makes pft his own little diary entry

  22. yo dangelo, adlo makes great leather platforms for dudes. i got a pair. it has helped me expand the dating pool with the ladies

  23. DeAngelo says “she ain’t going to make me look bad”, leaving out the part where he clarifies “because I can do that all on my own”
    Kelli complied with the heels request, but did turn down DeAngelo on another request when he asked Kelli to have a breast reduction because her boobs look bigger than his. She said “That’s just crazy. His boobs really aren’t that small, although his testicles are”

  24. Rosenthal if you dated someone shorter than yourself any sex tapes go to the midget category when you send them in. Don’t forget.

  25. Hall is uncomfortable staring at her crotch during the interview.
    Staring at her breasts doesn’t seem as bad.

  26. hall makes interceptions, but he gets burned a lot more than Carlos ROgers does too, this year you’ll see Rogers back to his old form and he will play well. DeAngelo will make his plays, but get beat every week once or twice too…

  27. The commentators on this site are absolutely ridiculous. If it’s not someone bashing Florio, it’s someone bashing a certain team / player.
    A) If you don’t like Florio / PFT, you don’t have to visit the site. But for God sake’s quit ruining the discussions with complete crap.
    B) Ignorant people who make comments solely on media perception are just that — ignorant. If you actually followed football you would know that a) D Hall has been nothing but a stand-up guy since arriving in Washington, b) he’s easily the best player in their secondary, already having two picks in limited pre-season action, thus not making his overrated. Is he a top 10 corner? No. But learn some facts and quit making comments based on nothing but ignorance.

  28. he is a slug. pre season proves zilch. and we have all seen this mini-turd on film already.
    he’s a nickle back at best.

  29. Greg you still look like a 12 year old boy. But I promise when you grow up, you’ll be happy you look young.

  30. This is so rediculous to see all this bashing on this site on every article. It must be to piss people off because NONE of it ever makes sense. I am not just saying this because I wear a burgundy #23 jersey every Sunday…..im saying it because it ruins the real posting that is taken place….there reall shouldnt be much posting about this article…..maybe a few jokes but…cmon……calling him a nickle at best?….and he cant play?…thats just rediculous. Maybe he isnt that good man to man as other DBs but he is better than most and can make plays…..some guys are better at pass blocking than run blocking…….its just the nature of it. Hail!!!!!

  31. Does he also ask her not to “cover” anyone so she doesn’t embarrass him by his lack of skills too?

  32. He sure has been playing good for our Skins. in 16 games Deangelo Hall has 83 tackles, 6 picks, 17 passes defended and only 1 TD allowed! Sometimes when the coaches suck they dont put talented players in the right schemes. Hate on haters hes tearin it up pre-season too.

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