If you watched ESPN's Monday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins last night you know it ended with a comeback by the Cowboys to win a squeaker 18 – 16.
I wrote a commentary September 24th titled “DeAngelo Hall’s QB Target” and if you read it you will remember I believed Hall was a crude, big-mouth, spoiled, over-paid professional football player. I was highly critical of Hall’s comments threatening injury to the already rib-damaged Dallas Quarterback Tony Romo.
Hall stepped over the line of appropriate conduct for a professional athlete once again. Following the game Hall was quoted at length in any number of cable sports programs, newspaper articles and internet sport sites ripping his coaches and game NFL officials. Here is one link to his vulgar rants:
I have said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should take a strong position and disapprove the first of Hall’s inappropriate and threatening comments, but now feel it is essential that Goodell drop a suspension and heavy fine on Hall as a result of his crude, inappropriate and foul remarks.
Photos show a Hall complaint about a face mask penality against him was, in fact, correct.
There are a few other calls where Hall felt officials were incorrect and replay again proves him wrong.
Obviously Hall cannot accept the fact that was beaten and clearly committed a face-mask violation. Sportsmanship is not in Hall’s vocabulary or understanding.
The owner of the Washington Redskins should sit him down immediately and institute trade negotiations ASAP. In the meantime it will be interesting to see if Goodell has the guts to take appropriate action rather than bow to a threat of legal action by the NFL Players Association, should it come to that.
DeAngelo Hall seems to focus at play at any physical cost. The NFL cannot permit thugs, foul-mouthed, and dangerously crude players to run rampant in the league. Threats against individual players cannot be permitted.
Punishment inflicted upon the likes of DeAngelo Hall with his taunts and threats against any player, never mind one injured, should be shunned by all players and fans of the NFL. No television interviews, no playing time, and no new contract...but I'm afraid we may hear from this creep for some time to come.