DeAngelo Hall Says The Referee Is Equally At Fault For His Ejection
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall was so frustrated and angry during a loss to the Steelers, that he cursed out a referee and was ejected.
Today Hall is speaking his mind on the incident, and in typical DeAngelo Hall fashion, he is blaming it on the referee.
ESPN.com is reporting that Hall said the official was “equally at fault,” for the incident, during a radio appearance.
“From that particular camera angle you can’t see what that ref’s saying to me. So it looks like I’m just out there giving him a piece of my mind and he’s smiling and walks away. And that’s not the case at all. He’s dishing it out just as much as I’m dishing it out.”
“It’s not a system in place where … they’re the good cops and we’re the criminals. It has to be an even playing field, a level playing field,” Hall said. “If they want us to go out there and respect them, they have to do the same thing. They have to give us the same kind of respect that I feel like we’ve been giving them as players and as referees that ultimately control some of the calls in these games. Nobody is going out there trying to bully the referees and likewise, they shouldn’t be out there trying to bully us.”
“I’m just asking (the official) like, ‘Did you not see what just took place right there?’ … For me to walk away from that incident and plead with the ref and beg like, ‘Dude, what do I have to do to get a flag? The dude just slammed me. Nothing happened. I don’t understand what you’re looking at. If you’re going to try to keep this game safe and the way it’s supposed to be played, there’s no way that particular play shouldn’t have drawn a flag.’
Hall says he’s trying to get film that will show different camera angles, so he can prove to Roger Goodell that the official was equally at fault.