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DeAngelo Hall Fined $35,750 For A Pair Of Fouls Committed Against Cowboys
(Originally posted 11/30/12, 4:11 p.m.; Updated 11/30/12, 5:36 p.m.)
ASHBURN – DeAngelo Hall was fined $35,750 by the NFL after committing a pair of infractions in the Washington Redskins’ 38-31 victory at Dallas on Thanksgiving, according to a league spokesman.
Hall was fined $20,000 for a horse-collar tackle and $15,750 for striking Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant after the conclusion of a play early in the third quarter. The play on which Hall committed the horse-collar tackle was not immediately evident; when asked, the spokesman did not clarify when it had occurred.
The cornerback did appear to have his hands in the back of the collar of Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar after he caught a pass with 2:14 remaining in the game, though linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and free safety Madieu Williams joined Hall in making the tackle.
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan expressed surprise in one of the fines earlier Friday, though he would not specifically clarify which of the two he was confused by.
“I can’t get specific on it,” Shanahan said.
The head coach later added that “sometimes when a guy gets fined doesn’t mean that he’s guilty,” and suggested that Hall may appeal the fines, but did not directly say so because he was not familiar with Hall’s plans.
Hall declined comment when asked about the fines after practice.
The two fines marked the second time in a month the cornerback has been fined for his on the field performance. He was also fined $30,000 by the league and publicly reprimanded for his role in a verbal altercation with side judge Dana McKenzie when the Redskins played at Pittsburgh on Oct. 28.
The league also fined Dallas cornerback Mike Jenkins $7,875 for elbowing Redskins receiver Pierre Garçon down following his 59-yard touchdown reception late in the second quarter.