DeAngelo Hall plans to appeal fine

November 18, 2012

DeAngelo Hall after his ejection in Pittsburgh (Gene J. Puskar/The Associated Press)

 

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall intends to appeal his $30,000 fine assessed by the NFL last week for the incident with an official last month that led to him being ejected from a loss at Pittsburgh, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday.

The NFL announced the fine Thursday. According to the league’s announcement Thursday, Hall had three days to decide if he would appeal.

Hall refused to speak to reporters about the matter late last week. The person who confirmed Hall’s plans to appeal the fine spoke on the condition of anonymity Sunday because no announcement had been made. Hall’s plan to appeal was first reported by Comcast SportsNet.

Hall was ejected from the Redskins’ 27-12 defeat to the Steelers on Oct. 28 at Heinz Field. He removed his helmet and gestured at yelled at head linesman Dana McKenzie, appearing to use profanity. Hall said later that he was upset no penalty had been called on Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders for a tie-up between the two at the end of the previous play. He also suggested that McKenzie had been verbally abusive of him, saying in a radio interview that the official was equally at fault.

A person familiar with the case said last week that the league’s review of Hall’s allegation of misconduct by the official was ongoing.

The league warned Hall in its letter informing him of the fine that further misconduct could result in a suspension.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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