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Falcons to honor all of their former Pro Bowlers, except one

On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons will break out their throwback uniforms on Sunday, during a visit from the 49ers.  Per a league source, there’s an interesting angle to the event, which will include a slap in the face at a player who consistently has suckered punched the organization.

The source explains that the Falcons have made throwback jerseys for their former Pro Bowl players.  Nearly 30 of them are expected to receive their jerseys at the game.  The rest will have the jerseys delivered to them.

Players who won’t be in attendance — but who will get the jerseys — include former Falcons cornerback Deion Sanders.  But the source says that one player will be left out.  It’s not quarterback Mike Vick; he’ll get one.

Omitted will be cornerback DeAngelo Hall.

We’re told that Hall isn’t getting a jersey because of the things he has said about the organization since leaving after the 2007 season — and because of the sideline incident that occurred when he returned to the Georgia Dome last year with the Redskins.

Our guess?  Hall will catch wind of the diss, and then he’ll say or do something that will further justify the Falcons’ decision to exclude him from the honor.

UPDATE:  We’re now told there’s a split of opinion in the organization as to whether Hall should be omitted.  Owner Arthur Blank apparently will have the final say.  He has yet to resolve the situation.

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50 Responses to “Falcons to honor all of their former Pro Bowlers, except one”
  1. Kay Bee says: Sep 29, 2010 9:02 PM

    Not being honored by the Falcons is no big deal at all.

  2. Tjackfan says: Sep 29, 2010 9:02 PM


  3. JaggedMark says: Sep 29, 2010 9:08 PM

    They should give Hall his jersey, and they should attach a yellow flag to it, u know to make it more authentic.

  4. RaiderClay says: Sep 29, 2010 9:11 PM

    Maybe they’ve just decided to pay tribute to the past pro-bowlers who were, you know, good players. deangelo is a joke

  5. blmonroe12 says: Sep 29, 2010 9:16 PM

    It really amazes me that this guy is not a felon..

  6. JohnnyH says: Sep 29, 2010 9:18 PM

    You really got me on this, I totally thought another guy wasn’t going to get a jersey.

  7. Spoonthis says: Sep 29, 2010 9:18 PM

    I can’t believe this story. This is crazy. The Falcons have over 30 former Pro Bowlers?
    Hall is a douche though.

  8. Slim Charles says: Sep 29, 2010 9:22 PM

    Deangelo Hall is still the man though, he just doesn’t give a shit. If I’d have managed to get paid as much as he did I’d be cocky too. That’s the American dream.

  9. superfluousK says: Sep 29, 2010 9:25 PM

    Maybe they could just give Hall’s to Steve Smith.

  10. Dixon29 says: Sep 29, 2010 9:28 PM

    Thank goodness for the “rich” tradition of the Atlanta Falcons.
    And yes, I put rich in quotation marks to insinuate that the Falcons in fact, don’t have a rich tradition.

  11. Kegowhiskey says: Sep 29, 2010 9:29 PM

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but this dissappoints me. As an organization, the Atlanta Falcons should put themselves above petty bickering with a former player, who let’s face it, made his pro bowl contribution to their team. This is one case where it more than makes sense to be the bigger man/team.

  12. superb owl says: Sep 29, 2010 9:33 PM

    dee angela, what a ho…

  13. xacvol says: Sep 29, 2010 9:36 PM

    Send him one with the name NOTGOOD on the back.

  14. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 29, 2010 9:38 PM

    It won’t be any concern to MeAngelo, he made a cool 8 mil getting Eddie Royaled for the Raiders the following season so it was all good.

  15. vbe says: Sep 29, 2010 9:42 PM

    Hall is a loser anyway, a loser and a punk.

  16. dfeltz says: Sep 29, 2010 9:42 PM

    “They should give Hall his jersey, and they should attach a yellow flag to it, u know to make it more authentic.” – Hilarious

  17. dbones750 says: Sep 29, 2010 9:44 PM

    deangelo hall is a grade A douchebag. Good move by the Falcons.

  18. superb owl says: Sep 29, 2010 9:44 PM

    better yet, smear it with dog feces, jag

  19. flyer says: Sep 29, 2010 9:48 PM

    Deangelo – “They should honor me, man, I din do nuffins!”

  20. cobrala2 says: Sep 29, 2010 9:53 PM

    The least they could do is show video footage of some of Hall’s finest moments:

  21. Terrell Blowens says: Sep 29, 2010 9:55 PM

    Oh no they didn’t!

  22. ATLien says: Sep 29, 2010 9:56 PM

    JaggedMark says:
    September 29, 2010 9:08 PM
    They should give Hall his jersey, and they should attach a yellow flag to it, u know to make it more authentic.
    Funny. As. Hell.

  23. Noah says: Sep 29, 2010 9:58 PM

    I’m not a Vick hater; actually, I’m a major Vick apologist. Still, he wasn’t excluded and D-Hall was?

  24. bonafide says: Sep 29, 2010 10:00 PM

    Maybe they didn’t include him because they realized he had no business making the Pro Bowl in the first place. Dude is probably the most overrated cornerback in the league.

  25. Chiefs2010 says: Sep 29, 2010 10:01 PM

    they better get Andre “Bad Moon’ Rison a jersey, or I’m burning Florio’s house down..

  26. billsfan1 says: Sep 29, 2010 10:11 PM

    who cares… i already got much love from fire halls around the country… every where he played he got burned……………

  27. WingT says: Sep 29, 2010 10:11 PM

    I bet Shanahan is gonna be pissed

  28. BCGreg says: Sep 29, 2010 10:16 PM

    DeAngelo Hall made a Pro Bowl? Sad.

  29. BigBear123 says: Sep 29, 2010 10:18 PM

    Classy for an organization that just had it’s first back to back winning seasons in team history.
    That’s some rich history right there.
    I guess hanging banners for two consecutive winnings seasons is not as appealing.
    Must have been jealous watching other teams honor hall of famers.
    Blank owns Home Depot, he is just playing the business side including Vick in the meaningless gesture. Al Sharpton has been irrelevant for awhile and something stupid like that would stoke his fire.

  30. Coach says: Sep 29, 2010 10:19 PM

    Any organization that would honor D’Angelo Hall as a “great player” is bush league at best. Hall sucked, sucks now and will continue to suck as long as he is in the NFL. The WR’s in the NFL lick their chops everytime they play against him for a reason.
    His should change his name to D’ Toasted Always.

  31. Wonder says: Sep 29, 2010 10:20 PM

    I would expect an organization to take the high road. People have the aptitude to grow and mature and have thier reasons for being angry but it says a lot about a company or organization if they can’t turn the chapter and see a prodigal son for what he is. Good Or Bad De’angelo fits the criteria of what they are honoring, he sold a lot of those jerseys and helped fill seats, for an organization that the media credits with being nothing but classy this seems a little low brow to me

  32. Caldon says: Sep 29, 2010 10:25 PM

    So in their eyes, him running his mouth is worse then what Vick was convicted of.
    Yeah, ok then.

  33. Meat Tuperello says: Sep 29, 2010 10:29 PM

    Neither Vick or Hall deserve to be honored by that organization. Both were huge embarrassments to it.

  34. Wallacej says: Sep 29, 2010 10:37 PM


  35. CHIEF ZEE says: Sep 29, 2010 10:45 PM

    You think D cares??? He’s probably looking at himself in a mirror right now.

  36. YP2K says: Sep 29, 2010 11:17 PM

    A Falcons spokesperson says that this isn’t true according to . . .

  37. NE49ers says: Sep 29, 2010 11:23 PM

    Deangelo was such a geek while he was here in Atlanta. His sole claim to fame was that he was the fastest player in the NFL, yet receivers who are not known for there speed consistently got by him.
    The Falcons should reconsider it and give him a jersey with his name on the back, MeAngelo

  38. Cake Or Death says: Sep 29, 2010 11:28 PM

    All of their former pro-bowlers besides Hall? Who is the one getting honored?

  39. GRID says: Sep 29, 2010 11:36 PM

    This means so much from an organization that took 43 frickin’ years to have back to back winning seasons.

  40. mwcarolina says: Sep 29, 2010 11:53 PM

    Now this is stupid……why honor Michael Vick, but not DeAngelo Hall???? As a Redskin fan, i know Hall is overrated and a jerk, BUT Vick getting honored and Hall not is very odd. Hall didnt get arrested and sent to prison. Hall didnt cause Atlanta to move on and start over with a new quarterback in Matt Ryan. I think both Hall and Vick shouldnt be honored.

  41. SmurfJuice says: Sep 30, 2010 12:08 AM

    I’m all for Vick being a “changed man”, 2nd chance, he’s doing great. Everything that he has done since his arrest (except the birthday party) is above and beyond what was expected. He could have become a higher-profile Maurice Clarett very easily.
    But the fact is, he was the face of the franchise, led the league in jersey sales, made them “relevant” on network TV. Then he completely screwed them. Wasn’t for getting Matt Ryan, that team would be the Buccaneers.
    DeAngelo Hall just got burned by Steve Smith twice a year.

  42. dlr4skins says: Sep 30, 2010 12:45 AM

    vbe says:
    September 29, 2010 9:42 PM
    Hall is a loser anyway, a loser and a punk.
    I think he’s doing far better than you are there Opie.

  43. Steeler fans are tools says: Sep 30, 2010 7:46 AM

    Saying you’re a Pro-Bolwer for the Falcons is like saying you’re the smartest kid with down syndrome.

  44. ATLien says: Sep 30, 2010 8:01 AM

    Steeler fans are tools says:
    September 30, 2010 7:46 AM
    Saying you’re a Pro-Bolwer for the Falcons is like saying you’re the smartest kid with down syndrome.
    You do realize the pro bowl is for the best players in the league, not just the best on the team, moron.

  45. OranjelloJones says: Sep 30, 2010 8:24 AM

    So running your mouth makes you a pariah but being sent to prison and screwing over the owner and franchise with blatant lies to all of their faces and basically stealing their money doesn’t? Earning the nickname Ron Mexico doesn’t?
    Yea that’s makes all kinds of sense. It’s kind representative of why the Falcons have sucked donkey balls for so long. Stay classy Atlanta!

  46. dietrich43 says: Sep 30, 2010 8:39 AM

    This makes a bigger story than if they had just sent him one.

  47. Skins1970 says: Sep 30, 2010 10:32 AM

    I’m sure DeAngelo Hall isn’t losing any sleep over the fact that he’s not being honored by the Falcons.

  48. skinsaddict says: Sep 30, 2010 11:09 AM

    worst football site ever. you guys have no clue how to report.
    get a clue.

  49. rickvaldez says: Sep 30, 2010 5:14 PM

    Yeah I’m sure Hall cares what they do. And they support Vick? what a joke. And to the ones that say Hall is a loser your retarded. He may be a prick but I’m sure most athletes are.

  50. DeeDubb says: Sep 30, 2010 8:49 PM

    I’m sure DeAngelo is going to lose alot of sleep over this. How Vick would get one considering the position he put Arthur Blank in, not to mention he lied directly to the man’s face is interesting. If a few quotes in the media criticizing the team who gave up on him along with a scuffle with Mike Smith (a scuffle that was started by Smith) is reason for not giving him a jersey, how petty does that make the Falcons?

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