The Washington Times - November 15, 2012, 10:17AM

The NFL released a statement Thursday announcing Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has been fined $30,000 for “flagrantly violating league rules prohibiting abusive conduct toward game officials in an October 28 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson issued the fine.


According to the league, Anderson wrote in a letter to Hall:

“Your abuses in the October 28 game were captured on tape and witnessed up-close and repeatedly on national television.  It was bad enough that you were vulgar with the officials, but it was particularly disturbing that after the first encounter with the officials, instead of separating, you repeatedly went back towards the officials to continue your tirade…You should clearly understand that any type of future abusive conduct toward game officials will result in escalated discipline, which may include suspension for conduct detrimental.”

Hall may appeal the fine by indicating in writing to the commissioner his decision to do so within three days, according to the NFL.