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Adrian Peterson says DeAngelo Hall slapped him in the face

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson emerged from his return to Washington unscathed, a nice change from the serious knee injury he suffered there last season.

The day was far from perfect for Peterson, however. The Vikings fell behind 31-12 before mounting a comeback that fell short after Robert Griffin III added to his highlight reel with a game-icing 76-yard touchdown run. And Peterson also got a little bit more than he bargained for after being tackled by Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall on one play. He explained after the game why he spent a little time jawing with Hall after a first quarter run.

“He slapped me in the face after making a good tackle,” Peterson said via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “And I was just telling him, ‘Hey, don’t do me like that, brother.’ I looked him in the eyes and he knew I meant business.

Seems like a reasonable enough request from Peterson. Peterson finished with 79 yards on 17 carries, with 40 of the yards coming on the opening field goal drive. As the Vikes fell behind, Peterson became less of a focal point for their offense even if it seems he was always on Hall’s mind.

The collective slap in the face that the Redskins gave the Vikings dropped Minnesota into second place in an NFC North that feels a little tighter in the wake of Green Bay’s performance in Houston on Sunday night.

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63 Responses to “Adrian Peterson says DeAngelo Hall slapped him in the face”
  1. mikexzilla says: Oct 15, 2012 10:10 AM

    i wish AP would have ran deangelo fall over

  2. mrplow3 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:15 AM

    ‘Hey, don’t do me like that, brother.’

    Pretty sure the same event happened with the same quote given by Hulk Hogan over Elizabeth with Macho Man in the 80’s.

    Macho Man: You got jealous eyes! Those eyes lust Elizabeth!

    /slap

    Hulk Hogan: “Hey don’t do me like that brother!”

  3. bigmikeskinsfan says: Oct 15, 2012 10:18 AM

    Oh man, that must have really hurt your helmet.

  4. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 15, 2012 10:20 AM

    Just think vike fans, if Joe Webb hadn’t come in for an injured Christian Ponder last year and orchestrated the come from behind victory over the ‘skins, you could have drafted RGIII!!! Probably best not to think about it though…

  5. whatjusthapped says: Oct 15, 2012 10:22 AM

    Peterson now knows how Chris Cook’s girlfriend feels, getting bitch slapped is no fun, either on the face or the scoreboard.

  6. hosslaxx says: Oct 15, 2012 10:23 AM

    its no secret dhall is a donk….but really AP? he slapped you? through you helmet and face mask? awww muffin!……its football! slap back or retire

  7. tigerboye says: Oct 15, 2012 10:25 AM

    I’m a skins fan, but Hall does waaaaay too much talking and not enough covering… Hall would be better served to just play ball.

  8. conormacleod says: Oct 15, 2012 10:26 AM

    The Redskins seemed to be going after AP and Percy at the knees and ankles. Just a little extra grabbing and twisting after tackles.

  9. baddegg says: Oct 15, 2012 10:30 AM

    OK, AP you are a real “tough guy.” Too bad the Redskins Defense — which is supposed to be so horrible — pretty much shut you down.

    Beyond that, I see guys get up and hit other folks on the helmet or facemask after tackles all the time…more in a friendly way. I think Peterson is being a bit of a priss.

    If RG3 complained about someone hitting his mask, the entire Internet would be out calling him “soft.” I guess AP gets different treatment…

  10. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 15, 2012 10:40 AM

    God, will this team EVER stop whining after a loss?

    They’re just like their fan base.

    Babies babies babies.

  11. thepvyharvin says: Oct 15, 2012 10:43 AM

    AD was mad,seen his eyes. Hall nuts, AD would rip that clown to shreds,,,

  12. borophyll says: Oct 15, 2012 10:43 AM

    At this point in his career, Hall’s only discernible talent is running his mouth and taking guys out of their game. His play has declined, but his lack of class will never stop.

  13. nccrabman says: Oct 15, 2012 10:44 AM

    Wonder if AP is mistaken, and was slapped by Beverly D’Angelo instead?

  14. luckyd8402 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:52 AM

    It is always the coward players you hear about doing these things. DeAngela must be sick of seeing his name being synonymous with getting burned by average receivers so he’s gonna start slapping great players.

    T.O. had it right when he spit in the face of this clown. I saw the game; DeAngela tried to make a play on the spit but it went for a 30 yard TD instead.

  15. tarken10 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:53 AM

    DeAngelo who? Oh, that guy still plays for an NFL team?

  16. vikesfansteve says: Oct 15, 2012 10:54 AM

    London Fletcher and Hall both twisted at Harvins & Petersons ankles and knees at the end of tackles. Cheap. Doesn’t change the fact the Redskins kicked the Vikings around from the 2nd quarter on. Musgrave’s awful play calling. 3 & 4 from the 10, hey lets have Gehart run right up the middle. Why? Just awful head scratching stuff Musgrave does in the red zone repeatedly.

  17. dcsween says: Oct 15, 2012 10:56 AM

    Wait, Peterson only had two yards more the whole game than Griffin had in his TD scamper?

    Maybe its less about the Vikings giving Peterson the ball than it is about Peterson approaching the jump-the-shark moment of his career. [Having watched Hall over the past few years, I know a thing or two about shark jumping … Hall has jumped over multiple oceans of sharks … and my guess is that the Skins will make up for their cap penalty by reducing the salary of Hall, one of the two guys that got them penalized for uncapped cap violations in the first place.]

    Richard Crawford, a late round CB rookie, had a big game yesterday.

  18. thraiderskin says: Oct 15, 2012 10:58 AM

    I can’t stand Hall, even as a Skins fan, I wish Peterson had crushed him. That dude(hall) is one of the biggest vaginas in the league. When he got the “gimme” INT late in the game, I almost wished he had got lit up on the run back. Try less slapping and a little more covering, you midget tool!

  19. stellarperformance says: Oct 15, 2012 11:02 AM

    From good sources I have learned that everytime he was the ball-handler, Peterson kept proclaiming, “We’re going to the Super Bowl, we’re going to the SuperBowl.”

    Hall slapped him to bring him back to reality. He should have thanked him.

  20. paintballx3dotcom says: Oct 15, 2012 11:02 AM

    The Skins are a minor league organization that will never win a Super Bowl with “The Dan” as owner!

  21. dougy1970 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:02 AM

    Peterson’s response was perfect, but what would people have him do?

    Slap back for 15 yards? Dumb.

    Ignore it. Soft.

    Tell him to stop it in a meaningful and forceful way? Perfect.

    We can now move on to the real priss. RJ3’s flopping to draw a roughing-the-passer (and subsequent nodding proudly about it).

    Such an acting job would make Duke baskeball, Italian soccer, and Clay Mathews proud.

  22. purpleguy says: Oct 15, 2012 11:07 AM

    We got RGIII’d — good game Redskins.

  23. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 15, 2012 11:11 AM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Oct 15, 2012 10:20 AM

    Just think vike fans, if Joe Webb hadn’t come in for an injured Christian Ponder last year and orchestrated the come from behind victory over the ‘skins, you could have drafted RGIII!!! Probably best not to think about it though…
    _______

    RGIII is a great player, but he’s going to be injured a lot the way he runs. I’m pretty satisfied with where the Vikings are right now. One game ahead of the Packers.

  24. derekczajkowski says: Oct 15, 2012 11:25 AM

    vikings whinning haha coming from a packer fan thats hilarious.. good one tokyo do u believe the stuff you write if so you might be the dumbest person alive have you seen the packers after a loss at least we can admit when we lose. by the way check the standings your still a game back

  25. jmsincla says: Oct 15, 2012 11:25 AM

    I’d say the Redskins slapped the Vikings in the face yesterday.

  26. jmsincla says: Oct 15, 2012 11:27 AM

    Those complaining about RG3’s flop should complain about the absurdness of the Viking defender even pushing the guy.

    It was a heads up play by Griffin. If the Defender is going to go out of his way to shove the QB well after the ball has been released, he should be prepared for an opportunistic player to take advantage.

    Complain all you want, but it was a heads up play by RG3

  27. baloneyjohn says: Oct 15, 2012 11:30 AM

    Well, AP. Hit him with your purse, then

  28. matthewcarlson1 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:34 AM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 15, 2012 10:20 AM
    Just think vike fans, if Joe Webb hadn’t come in for an injured Christian Ponder last year and orchestrated the come from behind victory over the ‘skins, you could have drafted RGIII!!! Probably best not to think about it though…
    —————————————————–

    Or we could’ve had all of the redskins future draft picks. That’s what we missed out on, nobody wants Bob Griffin except you guys. Vick has proved time and time again that the one man show doesn’t win superbowls.

  29. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:40 AM

    tokyo sandblaster
    we do not whine everytime we lose a game you are mistaking that for a packer fan oh wait you are a packer fan so what if you guys won against houston we beat the 49ers and everyone said that was a fluke so okay than you beat houston that was a fluke if you fans are going to say that as our team played well as your team played pretty good
    houston must have just figured it was an easy win being they were undefeated or they are not as good was we thought they were
    which ever maybe we will beat them when we play them at the end of the year and yes we are in 2nd place we will get back up there as long as we dont get back into that slump we were last year

  30. jamesbarnes says: Oct 15, 2012 11:41 AM

    From what I remember of this play, Hall tackles peterson in a legit but low (waist/upper thigh area) tackle, ending up on top of him. There’s some scuffling and Hall’s helmet goes flying off while he’s on the ground. They get up and jaw at each other. At the time I assumed AP was probably complaining about the low tackle and that’s why he ripped hall’s helmet off.

    So are we to assume that Hall tackles AP (who is supposed to run over him but can’t), then Hall somehow slaps him him in the face through his facemask and helmet while lying on top of him, then Hall’s helmet goes magically flying off like he’s a rock’em sock’em robot?

    I totally think Hall is capable of playing dirty and slapping someone in the face, I just suspect that there could be more to the story.

  31. schmitty2 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:45 AM

    baddegg says:Oct 15, 2012 10:30 AM

    OK, AP you are a real “tough guy.” Too bad the Redskins Defense — which is supposed to be so horrible — pretty much shut you down.

    79 yards rushing and 50 receiving is NOT shutting someone down

  32. lushy21 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:47 AM

    Adrian get it right RG3 slapped all ya all in tha face on Sunday

  33. undraftedstar says: Oct 15, 2012 11:52 AM

    I’m one of the biggest Skins fan and I can’t stand hall. Every highlight replay is him getting burned by receivers, c’mon skins cut your ties with chatty hall. As for vikes fans bitching about ankle tackling..Are you serious right now? See if you could find something else to whine about.

  34. steviaquinn says: Oct 15, 2012 11:54 AM

    Hall got beat up by a teamate when he played for the Falcons

  35. undraftedstar says: Oct 15, 2012 11:56 AM

    And futhermore AP is one of my fav players but the only way to get him down 90% of the time is to take his feet from under him.

  36. domezo says: Oct 15, 2012 11:56 AM

    seems like the redskins D was going after APs knees all game. if the drive wasnt extended by that horrible roughing the passer calls the last touchdown the vikes drove down would been more significant. either was im good with a 4-2 record plenty of football to be played. SKOL!!!

  37. thepvyharvin says: Oct 15, 2012 11:59 AM

    Come on Skins fans, we had like 18 penalties and 3 turnovers on the road and still were hanging in there until RG’s run,,,,you hardly beat us down,we are a good team and you capitalized on our errors,,,

  38. deangelo23hall says: Oct 15, 2012 12:09 PM

    schimitty2 says: 79 yards rushing and 50 receiving is NOT shutting someone down

    It is when 80% of those receiving yds came in garbage time.

    As for DHall, I rewatched the tape, the only thing he slapped was AD’s emotions. You let a 5’9 190 lbs corner tackle you by himself? I love how as soon as DHall’s name is mentioned, everyone already assumes he’s the bad guy.

  39. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 15, 2012 12:13 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Oct 15, 2012 11:59 AM
    Come on Skins fans, we had like 18 penalties and 3 turnovers on the road and still were hanging in there until RG’s run,,,,you hardly beat us down,we are a good team and you capitalized on our errors,,,
    —-

    Excuses.

    So you really beat yourselves?

    Lolz

  40. schmitty2 says: Oct 15, 2012 12:17 PM

    deangelo23hall says:Oct 15, 2012 12:09 PM

    schimitty2 says: 79 yards rushing and 50 receiving is NOT shutting someone down

    It is when 80% of those receiving yds came in garbage time.

    Doesnt matter-yards are yards

  41. tombradysponytail says: Oct 15, 2012 12:28 PM

    thepvyharvin says:Oct 15, 2012 11:59 AM

    Come on Skins fans, we had like 18 penalties and 3 turnovers on the road and still were hanging in there until RG’s run,,,,you hardly beat us down,we are a good team and you capitalized on our errors,,,

    —–

    kind of sounds like you’re saying you beat yourselves…

  42. n0hopeleft says: Oct 15, 2012 12:29 PM

    I cannot wait for this Sunday. All this chatter coming from Washington DC, just like all the chatter coming from San Fran.

    Time to shut all of you up.

    Big Blue officially has you, and your overhyped QB on warning.

  43. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 15, 2012 12:31 PM

    I’ll admit I’m a Redskins fan, but I’ve watched Adrian Peterson a bunch of times versus several different teams, and I just don’t see him as the second coming of Walter Payton the way the media makes him out to be……Good back, but all-time great? I just don’t see it.

    And when you whine, it’s really unbecoming. And I hate DeAngelo Hall as much as anybody else.

  44. mialto says: Oct 15, 2012 12:44 PM

    DA is not such a good person, very typical of him during a game.

  45. baddegg says: Oct 15, 2012 12:45 PM

    schmitty2 says:Oct 15, 2012 11:45 AM

    baddegg says:Oct 15, 2012 10:30 AM

    OK, AP you are a real “tough guy.” Too bad the Redskins Defense — which is supposed to be so horrible — pretty much shut you down.

    79 yards rushing and 50 receiving is NOT shutting someone down

    —————————–

    OK, so 79 yards for Adrian Peterson is good all of a sudden? One of the league’s premier RBs is held to under 100 yards and is kept out of the endzone. If I’m the Redskins defense, I’ll take that ALL DAY. As far as the 50 receiving, I’d like to know how much of that happened in the fourth quarter…it seemed that the Redskins went into prevent and he was getting garbage time dump offs.

    If that’s a good game from Peterson, then I don’t see the Vikings maintaining the hot start to their season….

  46. starderup says: Oct 15, 2012 12:47 PM

    We celebrated in Atlanta when we drafted Hall, and we celebrated when we cut him.
    The guy was all talk and no show.
    RGIII better learn to slide, or he’ll have an extremely short career.

  47. gcsuk says: Oct 15, 2012 12:47 PM

    n0hopeleft says: Oct 15, 2012 12:29 PM

    I cannot wait for this Sunday. All this chatter coming from Washington DC, just like all the chatter coming from San Fran.

    Time to shut all of you up.

    Big Blue officially has you, and your overhyped QB on warning.
    —————————————————————
    I’m as big a Giants fan is there is, but I would prefer either:

    a: Giants do the talking on the field, or

    b: let the loudmouth Redskins fans start the trash-talking.

    Take the high road, brother!

  48. alex35332 says: Oct 15, 2012 12:55 PM

    How does one get slapped in the face when wearing a face mask?

    Ohh so scared of a football team that plays in New Jersey. Worst and most useless state on the entire east coast by the way.

  49. dougy1970 says: Oct 15, 2012 12:56 PM

    Those complaining about the absurdity (not “‘absurdness”) of Viking player pushing RG3 prior to RG3’s flop should think about what the definition of a ”flop” is.

    RG3 is a smart QB. Like many smart
    QBs, he is constantly lobbying for roughing calls every time he is touched.

    But, RG3 took this one step further. He flopped, and then crowed proudly for being rewarded for his flop. Great.

    That is Duke basketball. That is Italian soccer. That is Bobby Heenan. That is not the NFL.

  50. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 15, 2012 1:38 PM

    tombradysponytail says:Oct 15, 2012 12:28 PM

    thepvyharvin says:Oct 15, 2012 11:59 AM

    Come on Skins fans, we had like 18 penalties and 3 turnovers on the road and still were hanging in there until RG’s run,,,,you hardly beat us down,we are a good team and you capitalized on our errors,,,

    —–

    kind of sounds like you’re saying you beat yourselves…
    ________

    Not at all. The loss was clearly the fault of the rookies on our scout team.

  51. usernamethatdoesnotalreadyexist says: Oct 15, 2012 1:40 PM

    I don’t understand you folks sarcastically saying AD is such a “tough guy.” What was he supposed to do, hit him back? No. Walk away without warning? No. He handled it perfectly, and the way a professional athelete should. Yes, he had a helmet and facemask on. So he should let it slide even if he didn’t “feel” it? No. It’s principal.

  52. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 15, 2012 1:59 PM

    As expected, the Vikings got exposed as pretenders yesterday. Congratulations on the spectacular September, but here comes the reality of a steady diet of purple losing. And whining.

  53. rickc402 says: Oct 15, 2012 2:06 PM

    I thought the RG3 flop was pure genius, defensive players have been going out of their way to hit this kid, RG3 is smart enough that he has figured out that he is going to make them pay by beginning to get roughing calls. I think is awesome and really shows he is an intelligent student of the game.

  54. jwreck says: Oct 15, 2012 2:21 PM

    Hall is a knucklehead, that is a fact. But, for better or for worse, poking, prodding, and button pushing is a big part of secondary play.

    Every player in the NFL, especially defensive players knows that “the second guy always gets the flag”. Players try to get under each other’s skin after every play in the NFL (or at any level of football really).

    If Hall could have riled Peterson up enough to get AP to remove his helmet, shove Hall back, or throw the football at him, it would essentially be the same as tackling him for a fifteen yard loss in the backfield. Causing the offense to commit personal fouls is; as I said, for better or for worse; an important part of playing defense in the NFL today.

    As a guy with a lot of respect for Adrian Peterson, a talented and level-headed veteran running back, I’m honestly surprised he even brought this up as an “issue”. And as a former high school football player, I can with absolute certainty that much worse things have been done to him on the football field than a helmet slap. The announcers always say things like “you don’t want to know what happens in those loose ball dogpiles”, and they’re right, you really don’t.

  55. cursedvikingfan says: Oct 15, 2012 2:37 PM

    Minnesota as a team got smacked around. Stupid play calling, stupid penalties will never equal a win on the road. They have to stop leaving points on the field.

    With that being said, it’s too bad a clear, blatant hold on Greenway blitzing up the middle goes uncalled on the 76 yard “Black Jesus” touchdown run.

    I’m happy with 4-2, the Vikings have 2 winnable games coming up and have a good chance of being 7-3 at the bye before their brutal stretch of schedule starts. A LOT better than most people thought.

  56. nickynick04 says: Oct 15, 2012 4:55 PM

    thepvyharvin says:Oct 15, 2012 11:59 AM

    Come on Skins fans, we had like 18 penalties and 3 turnovers on the road and still were hanging in there until RG’s run,,,,you hardly beat us down,we are a good team and you capitalized on our errors,,,
    ………………………………………………………
    # 1 The Vikings are not a good team….so wake up. You lost to the Skins

    # 2 Its about winning….not how you look on the road
    # 3 Penalties I agree with you…officiating in the NFL w replacement or ” Real ” Refs is not very good….
    # 4 Turnovers are a sign of what ?
    # 5 There is a fine line between winning and losing in the NFL…rarely is there a ” beat down “

  57. httrgfy says: Oct 15, 2012 7:32 PM

    I thought Vikings raped and pillaged not whined and cried…..weird how that has changed over time. GFY

  58. hail74 says: Oct 15, 2012 7:34 PM

    love the vike fans who were talking about how allen and gang would destroy RG3 last week are now typing thru tears excuse after excuse as to why they lost. missed holding call?flop? how about the bogus calls on the skins like that pass interference call in endzone that nobody agreed with even the ref standing right there but the back judge throws it any ways to set up td.

  59. pack13queens0 says: Oct 15, 2012 8:54 PM

    He probably deserved it. Peterson runs his mouth a lot so it’s about time an opponent had enough of it. Less talk, more action.

  60. tincansailor981 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:19 PM

    Should have slapped the stew out of him. It would have cost you 15 yards but you would have gotten his attention and his respect. No punks on the gridiron.

  61. defscottyb says: Oct 15, 2012 9:49 PM

    Time to call the Whaaaaaa-mublance. Get over it.

  62. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:00 PM

    whatever pack13queen adrian is a stand up guy he does not go up and get in others face

  63. musicman495 says: Oct 18, 2012 11:28 AM

    matthewcarlson1 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:34 AM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 15, 2012 10:20 AM
    Just think vike fans, if Joe Webb hadn’t come in for an injured Christian Ponder last year and orchestrated the come from behind victory over the ‘skins, you could have drafted RGIII!!! Probably best not to think about it though…
    —————————————————–
    Or we could’ve had all of the redskins future draft picks. That’s what we missed out on, nobody wants Bob Griffin except you guys.
    —————————–
    Right. Personnel judgement like yours has won the Vikings all those Super Bowls.

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