NFL to fine DeAngelo Hall $30,000 for last month’s incident with official

DeAngelo Hall during the incident that led to his ejection (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The NFL has decided to fine Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall $30,000 for the incident with an official that led to his ejection from a game in Pittsburgh last month, two people familiar with the case said Wednesday night.

Hall is not being suspended and remains eligible to play, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the league had made no announcement about the punishment.

Hall was not available to comment late Wednesday. He spoke to reporters earlier in the day at Redskins Park but was not asked about the incident or the disciplinary action pending against him.


One of the people with knowledge of the case said the league had not yet made a definitive ruling about Hall’s allegation of misconduct by the official during the incident. That part of the case remains under review, the person said.

Hall was ejected from the Redskins’ 27-12 loss to the Steelers on Oct. 28 at Heinz Field. He removed his helmet and yelled and gestured at head linesman Dana McKenzie following a play late in the game.

Hall said later he was upset that no penalty was called on Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders for a tussle at the end of that play. In a radio interview two days after the game, Hall told 106.7 The Fan that the official “was equally at fault” and was “dishing it out just as much as I’m dishing it out.”

The league determined soon after the incident that Hall would be fined and not suspended, people familiar with the case said at the time. But a person with knowledge of the case said recently that the NFL’s probe also included consideration of Hall’s allegation of misconduct by McKenzie. That was part of the reason, the person said, that the review took as long as it did.


Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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