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Washington Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall Fined $7,875 for “Striking” Giants’ Will Beatty in Head

January 4th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall wasn't ejected or even flagged for his completely unnecessary actions in last Sunday's 20-6 loss to the New York Giants, but the NFL decided to give him a little slap on the wrist anyway. On Friday, it was announced that the NFL had fined Hall $7,875 for "striking" Giants' tackle Will Beatty in the head after the offensive lineman had already suffered a vicious leg fracture.

At the time of the incident, we at Giants 101 called for his immediate ejection. Watching in real time, it was obvious that Hall had done wrong — jumping on top of Beatty and violently slamming his head into the turf. It was difficult to see as the camera cut away (video here), but something that was later confirmed to us by Pro Football Focus, who shared a series of photos outlining Hall's completely unnecessary actions.

The fine of $7,875 seems almost laughable for what had occurred, especially when you consider that Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was fined $15,000 for recently wearing the wrong color cleats. Or that New Orleans Saints' players, Lance Moore and Kenny Stills, were each fined that exact same amount as Hall for excessive celebration.

For a league that endlessly preaches player safety, you'd think slamming an opponents head into the turf violently after a play is over and after he has already suffered a fractured leg would draw a more substantial fine than $7,875.

photo credit: Keith Allison via photopin cc

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13 Responses to “Washington Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall Fined $7,875 for “Striking” Giants’ Will Beatty in Head”

  1.  norm says:

    “Three the Hard Way”

  2.  Dirt says:

    Stay classy, Tom!

    —-

    “Well, it just didn’t happen for him and we’ll all scratch our heads over that one,” Coughlin said in an interview on WFAN on Friday. “Because when Hakeem came back he wanted it more than we will ever know.

    “He had certain things happen this year to him. I’m not talking about injuries. I’m just talking about being in situations where the ball would be there and perhaps a couple of times he didn’t go for the ball. A couple of other times he just wasn’t able to get himself open on a continuous basis. It just wasn’t a very productive year.”

    So much for “keeping it in the family” (again).

    It wouldn’t be acceptable if a player came out and said “a couple of times the wrong play was called for the situation, a couple of times we had the wrong guys on the field, it wasn’t a productive year.” But for at least the second time this year, Coughlin has come out with pointed comments on his players, AFTER saying that those comments should stay in house.

    Bonus points for good vibes the player must feel as he approaches free agency, when he’s done nothing but said all the right things,

    •  Krow says:

      The mysterious case of Hakeem Nicks is something I’m sure TC and others get quizzed on repeatedly. He’s really not saying anything we all don’t know. Nor is he saying anything that isn’t true. It’s been a weird, bad year for Nicks.

    •  Kettles78 says:

      He didn’t say anything wrong. He said it was a disappointment and Nocks would tell you the Same about not performing up to his ability.

      •  Dirt says:

        “Perhaps a couple of times he didn’t go for the ball” is a shot. A better answer would have been “Hakeem is a competitor and would tell you himself he’d want to do better” and leave it at that.

        •  kujo says:

          I tend to agree.

          Doesn’t make what he said incorrect from a factual standpoint, but it’s definitely not the typical banal statement Coughlin and others typically give reporters when asked about the underperformance of a player. That fact that this old-school guy is saying this sort of thing probably sheds light on his perception of Nicks’ overall effort this year, something which we’ve all alluded to this fall.

          True, Nicks suffered from the offense’s overal malaise and ineptitude, not the least of which includes Eli’s fall from grace. Nevertheless, it was plan to see, particularly in the latter third of the season, that Nicks let up on the gas pedal effort-wise. And I’m sure that chapped Mr. Coughlin’s pasty white Irish ****.

          So. while not overly aggressive or insulting, it’s definitely noteworthy.

          •  Krow says:

            Every boy is a winner. Maybe in Little League. But these guys are pros. He had a crap year … and didn’t appear to care. Several times he gave a half-a$$ed effort and deserves to be called on it. If this rather mild statement upsets the poor lad then perhaps the rough game of football isn’t for him. IMHO of course.

  3.  Krow says:

    Hall is also a multiple offender, making the fine even more laughable.

  4.  kujo says:

    BBG,

    I moved down to West Palm 6 months ago. I’m no more than 20 minutes away from Boca. Damn, dude. Next time you’re down, I gotta take you to Funky Buddah out in Mizner. Great local brewery. Excellent IPAs.

  5.  Dirt says:

    Any reasonable person would conclude that Hall is a dirtbag scum. A washed up player too, which is fantastic when he’s on the other team.

    But these scuffles happen after almost every time two guys are tangled through the whistle. Mental giants of the gridiron punching steel facemasks with bare hands. It’s never going to cross the mind of someone to ask “hey, before I hit you in your pads, are you injured?”

    Therefore, there was nothing extra scummy about this play to me. Just your average variety level of scum that we’ve come to expect from Hall.

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