DeAngelo Hall says ref is equally responsible for his ejection
Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Steelers for arguing with a ref. Confrontation with officials usually results in a heavy fine, but Hall insists that the ref should face punishment, too.
According to Hall, the argument was a two-way street, but the camera angle only caught half the story.
“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 he hopes to find camera angles that show the ref equally engaged in the argument, though he can’t discuss it too much for the time being, as it is still under review.
“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.”
The argument between Hall and the ref initiated when Hall became upset that Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders wasn’t flagged for taking a shot at him.