DeAngelo Hall could face a possible suspension from the NFL after he was ejected from Sunday’s game following an incident with an official. But the veteran Washington Redskins cornerback says guess what the official “was equally at fault.”
Reports declared that Hall claimed head linesman Dana McKenzie was verbally abusive in the clash the NFL is now reviewing. Hall might be suspended or he could get off with just a fine. He was ejected from the game and has a history of issues. According to reports, the NFL is reviewing the situation. Hall is seeking for a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify his side and the whole situation started after he felt Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders delivered an inexpensive shot to him. There was no penalty called on Sanders.
“From that specific camera angle you cannot see what that ref’s saying to me,” Hall declared in a radio interview, in the opinion of the report. “So it looks like I’m just out there giving him a piece of my mind and he’s smiling and walks away. And that’s not correct in any way. He’s dishing it out quite as much as I am dishing it out.
“That’s why we would like to sit down with the commissioner. We would like to tell the right side of the story, just like them. It shouldn’t be a situation where he’s saying I said one thing, I’m telling you I said this and it’s he said, she said. I’m not a criminal. I have never been in trouble with the law. I’m a great guy. Like I said, off the field I’m a different person, you know what I’m saying, than I’m on the field. Sports scores
“We’re just trying to get each point of view, confirm we get as much evidence as possible that happened in that situation and bring it to the forefront so we can to come up with the right solution handed down to each side.
“Looking back on it, you’d obviously change everything; you know what I am trying to say? That’s kind of how it works in society. If you could go back and change things, you would. But there’s nothing I can do to take that particular play back or what happened later. All we are able to do from my viewpoint and from the referee’s point of view, and the NFL and NFLPA, is try to figure out a solution so that problem doesn’t happen again. They’re the good cops and we’re the villains. It must be an even playing field, a level playing field. If they need us to go out there and respect them, they must do the same thing.”
It should be difficult for Hall to win this argument. If he’s fortunate, there is only a fine concerned and not a suspension. That would be very damaging to his team. The wheels of justice are spinning slowly as the NFL office is closed the previous 2 days because of Hurricane Sandy.