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DeAngelo Hall on fine: “Back up off me, bro”

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Well, it beats “no comment.”

When Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall was approached by reproters yesterday asking about his $30,000 fine for berating an official, he replied as only he can.

Back up off me, bro,” Hall said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post.

That was as he came off the practice field, after he didn’t welcome questions during open locker room earlier in the day. He apparently stayed on his cell phone, before walking past reporters without any statements.

Hall said previously that he thought the official was “equally at fault,” but so far there’s been no indication the official has been sanctioned in any way.

“The NFL came in here and talked to a number of players and got their opinions of what happened out on the field,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. “[Hall] had a chance to talk to a number of people from the NFL. Merton Hanks, [the NFL’s assistant director of operations], was here. It’s always good when the NFL steps up and comes over here and gets a chance to hear a player’s side of the situation.”

Hall’s official fine letter said he was fined “for flagrantly violating league rules prohibiting abusive conduct toward game officials,” and said he could be suspended for future incidents.

“Your abuses in the October 28 game were captured on tape and witnessed up-close and repeatedly on national television,” the letter said. “It was bad enough that you were vulgar with the officials, but it was particularly disturbing that after the first encounter with the officials, instead of separating, you repeatedly went back towards the officials to continue your tirade. . . . You should clearly understand that any type of future abusive conduct toward game officials will result in escalated discipline, which may include suspension for conduct detrimental.”

Hall has three days to appeal the fine, and you wonder if he’ll ask the league to “back up off” its harsh punishment.

Bro.

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20 Responses to “DeAngelo Hall on fine: “Back up off me, bro””
  1. joetoronto says: Nov 16, 2012 9:27 AM

    If he appeals, double it.

  2. firegemini says: Nov 16, 2012 9:37 AM

    Needs an attitude adjustment. Suspend the guy. No one wants to watch this stuff. Better not do it on Thanksgiving, “bro”.

  3. playin2x says: Nov 16, 2012 9:41 AM

    As a skins fan … I can t wait for hall to be gone .. This guy talks more than he plays .. Get a real corner plz

  4. bigjdve says: Nov 16, 2012 9:46 AM

    This is why he should’ve been suspended. He still hasn’t figured out that his actions are what got him in trouble.

  5. lucky5936 says: Nov 16, 2012 9:55 AM

    Maybe it’s the “U” in him, or maybe he is just punk. Either way, no 28 year old should be acting like this. Especially, when he was clearly in the wrong.

  6. mattyk72 says: Nov 16, 2012 10:01 AM

    Can’t wait to see him get cut so he sees what his real value is. Veteran minimum coming right up!

  7. dprouse says: Nov 16, 2012 10:08 AM

    They should have sat him for a game. His actions went well beyond complaining about a call/non-call – he was clearly trying to physically intimidate the official. That’s not on. A 30K fine is something he will absorb quite easily. The NFL had a chance to send a message here, and flopped.

  8. blaksteele says: Nov 16, 2012 10:23 AM

    -lucky5936

    I agree with you, but he played at Va. Tech.

  9. baloneyjohn says: Nov 16, 2012 10:26 AM

    Stupid question by the snoopy media that think they get a Pulitzer for asking unbelievably dense questions.

  10. rayguyreturns says: Nov 16, 2012 10:29 AM

    Hall<Toast

  11. deepthoughtsbyhandyjack says: Nov 16, 2012 10:41 AM

    lucky5936 says:

    Nov 16, 2012 9:55 AM

    Maybe it’s the “U” in him, or maybe he is just punk. Either way, no 28 year old should be acting like this. Especially, when he was clearly in the wrong.

    Seeing as he attended Virginia Tech, it’s probably not the “U” in him.

  12. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Nov 16, 2012 10:47 AM

    I would have said “Step off.”

  13. patfic15 says: Nov 16, 2012 10:57 AM

    That’s a clown response, bro!

  14. adantsa says: Nov 16, 2012 11:06 AM

    30k? How much does the guy make on a single Sunday? A lot more than that. This punishment is a joke.

  15. skeeeiins says: Nov 16, 2012 4:02 PM

    its the “757″ in him

    see: Vick(s), Iverson, Burress, etc.

  16. commonsensedude says: Nov 17, 2012 7:18 AM

    Hall was just asking the reporter to do the same thing he does to the receivers he covers. While most corners in the NFL try to disrupt the receiver’s route or at least stay close enough to them as to prevent them from catching the ball, D. Hall … backs up off of them. Which is why all of the Skins’ remaining opponents reaction to Goodell’s decision to not suspend Hall can be summed up with the words “thanks, bro!”

  17. bigblackanvil says: Nov 17, 2012 8:53 AM

    If Hall is as good as he thinks then line him on the other teams number receiver all game….just like the true shut down corners. ( Darryl Green…Deion Sanders) Put up or shut up !!!! HTTR!!!

  18. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 17, 2012 1:39 PM

    I don’t think Shanahan will keep Hall around much longer…bro.

  19. jwreck says: Nov 17, 2012 2:36 PM

    bigblackanvil says: Nov 17, 2012 8:53 AM

    If Hall is as good as he thinks then line him on the other teams number receiver all game….just like the true shut down corners. ( Darryl Green…Deion Sanders) Put up or shut up !!!! HTTR!!!
    ________
    Not sure how someone can state their belief that Hall might have the ability to cover a number one receiver and then end their piece with “HTTR”. Anybody who’s watched Washington this year (or last, or the year before that) knows that Hall couldn’t cover Rob Ryan in the open field. “Maybe Hall is good, HTTR!” is the rough equivalent of
    “London Fletcher just doesn’t play with enough heart, HTTR!”
    “So excited to see what Tyrann can do for the team next year, Geaux Tigers!”
    “Letting Sidney Rice walk was a great move, Skol!”

    Those are all the unusual football slogans I could think of off the top of my head, my bad if I left your team’s out.

  20. electionconfidential says: Nov 18, 2012 10:51 AM

    It’s called “deferring to authority”. If Hall did this when the cops give him a traffic ticket he’d be in jail. He needs to learn that. The cop can say what he wants and you can file a complaint later. If you decide to go mano a mano with the cop then you risk a beatdown.

    He might also want to read the rules on talking to the media.

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