Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall won’t be suspended after he was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Steelers for screaming at an official.
The NFL has decided instead to fine Hall for his actions, the Washington Post reports. There’s no word yet on the amount of the fine, but Hall is also expected to be warned that further misconduct toward officials would result in a suspension.
Hall became enraged when Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders was not flagged for a hit that Hall viewed as a cheap shot. Hall stood in front of head linesman Dana McKenzie and appeared to be screaming profanity at him, while sticking his finger in McKenzie’s face. McKenzie and other officials told Hall to leave, but he initially refused and had to be pulled away.
Hall said this week that McKenzie was yelling at him, too, and that McKenzie was equally to blame. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he didn’t like the way Hall conducted himself during the incident, while Hall said he wanted to talk to Goodell about it. There’s no word yet on whether Goodell and Hall have spoken.