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DeAngelo Hall Remains In Limbo As NFL Has Not Reviewed Incident
ASHBURN – Any potential repercussions from DeAngelo Hall’s ejection from the Washington Redskins’ loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday were not handed down by the league on Friday, according to an NFL spokesman, though it is plausible that Hall could be disciplined early next week.
With league offices closed Monday and Tuesday, a proper review of the incident could not be completed, leaving Hall in limbo next week. He faces either a suspension or, more likely, a fine for berating two officials late in the game, though any specific discipline had not been determined.
Hall said Friday afternoon he had not heard anything from the league. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the same, but was more speculative on Hall’s status.
“If we have, I haven’t heard,” Shanahan clarified. “I think you heard he wasn’t going to be suspended. He’s going to be fined, but I haven’t heard anything officially.”
In a normal week, players who are suspended for disciplinary reasons are informed on Tuesday, allowing teams ample time to prepare for their next game without that player.
But as Wednesday turned into Thursday, and Hall was still eligible to practice each day, the coaching staff assumed any discipline would not include a suspension.
If that were to happen, Hall would miss the Redskins’ game Nov. 18 against Philadelphia, as their bye week follows Sunday’s game against Carolina.
Hall was ejected from the loss to the Steelers with 3:43 remaining after he berated officials for not throwing a flag on a physical block by receiver Emmanuel Sanders.