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DeAngelo Hall Ejected In Redskins’ Loss To Steelers For Berating Official

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

PITTSBURGH – DeAngelo Hall was ejected from the Washington Redskins’ game with 3:43 remaining in their 27-12 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday for verbal abuse of an official.

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Hall did not want to address the situation directly after the game, only to say that his agent, Joel Segal, will try to set up a meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the ejection.

The cornerback took exception to a lengthy block by Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders in which the receiver appeared to grab and hold Hall by the collar and helmet before wrestling him to the ground.

When officials did not flag the play, Hall took off his helmet and began yelling at the head linesman, Dana McKenzie. He then had to be separated from McKenzie by teammates and other officials, at which point he turned his anger toward side judge Don Carlsen.

Cornerback Josh Wilson, linebacker London Fletcher and defensive end Jarvis Jenkins tried to hold Hall back and calm him down before he retreated to the sidelines and the locker room.

Wilson said the defense was not pleased with the rough play exhibited by the Steelers’ offense.

“They were going out there and they were kind of doing some cheap shots,” Wilson said. “You’ve got to call that eventually.”

Hall, the Redskins’ defensive captain, has been involved in several altercations over the years, partially relating to his temper.

“He has to be able to make a wise decision,” Wilson said. “I still think that like we need to be accountable, everybody else has to be accountable. I mean, everybody else has to be respectful of the guys on the field, too.”

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