Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall would probably like to tell the NFL to back up off his wallet, bro.
Hall was fined three times during the 2012 season, including a $30,000 fine for berating an official which led to his request that reporters back up off him when they wanted comment about the incident. Hall’s off to a quick start on the fine front this year as well.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Hall has been fined $20,000 for a horse collar tackle during the team’s Monday night loss to the Eagles. Hall was penalized during the game for yanking Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson down by the collar on a play that helped set up an Eagles touchdown that extended the team’s lead to 19-7. According to Jones, Hall plans to appeal the fine.
Hall’s night got off to a better start when he returned a backward pass by Eagles quarterback Michael Vick for a touchdown in the first quarter. His three fines last season wound up totaling $65, 750 with the official incident happening against Pittsburgh and the other two resulting from incidents in the Thanksgiving Day game against the Cowboys.