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DeAngelo Hall blames the referee


Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall snapped with a profanity-laced tirade toward head linesman Dana McKenzie late in Sunday’s game against the Steelers that got him ejected.

Hall was upset that Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders wasn’t flagged for an aggressive block on Hall with less than four minutes left in a 27-12 game.

Hall was upset after the game, and is still upset.

And he’s blaming the ref just as much as himself.

“From that particular camera angle you can’t see what that ref’s saying to me,” Hall said, via the Washington Post. “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 the case at all. He’s dishing it out just as much as I’m dishing it out.”

Hall said that he doesn’t feel that he should be punished by the league partly because he’s a “great guy.”

“I’m not a criminal. I’ve 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 mean, than I am on the field,” Hall said. “We’re just trying to get every point of view, make sure we get as much proof as possible that happened in that situation and bring it to the forefront so we can come up with the right solution handed down to both sides.”

Hall is expected to talk to the league office about the incident.




Author: Mark Kaboly

Mark Kaboly is the Pittburgh Steelers beat writer for the Tribune-Review. Mark has covered more than 300 NFL football games in all 32 NFL cities as well as four Super Bowls -- XL in Detroit, XLIII in Tampa, XLV in Dallas and 50 in San Francisco. A Belle Vernon Area graduate, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a specialization in journalism from California University of Pennsylvania. Mark lives in Port Vue with his wife, Jennifer; daughter Briella; and boys Rocco and Bugsley Pug

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