The NFL is the type of organization that makes every attempt to let players know that they have the power. In the case of Washington Redskins DeAngelo Hall, I’d say an NFL inspector was having a power trip kind of a day after Sunday’s matchup against the Raiders. CBS Sports reports that Hall was set to speak to the media and was wearing a Lacoste polo. However, an NFL uniform inspector noticed it and told Hall that he would be fined if he spoke to the media in Lacoste, since it was a non-NFL sanctioned polo shirt. This begs the question then what exactly is a sanctioned polo by the NFL. Is there some sort of deal with another polo maker that we are unaware of?
The exchange between Hall and the inspector went as follows:
“Now, I don’t want to fine you. But I could,” the inspector said.
“For what?” Hall said.
“That,” the inspector said, pointing to the logo.
“For a T-shirt?” Hall asked. “I wore this to the game! This isn’t the podium. What am I supposed to do?”
“You don’t have to do the interview,” the inspector said.
“Okay, I’m not doing it,” Hall said. “Hey, y’all write about this,” he said to the press. “Write about him shutting down my interview.”
Though this rule is actually in the NFL Rule Book, it has to be the most ridiculous thing to actually enforce it. Shame on you NFL inspector for being so petty.