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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Dana Mckenzie
DeAngelo Hall was fined $30,000 for "flagrantly violating league rules prohibiting abusive conduct toward game officials" against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 28, the NFL said in a statement Thursday.
Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on New York City, and, by extension, kept NFL offices closed early this week. But Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan implied that DeAngelo Hall being allowed to participate in practice could mean he won't be suspended at least for this Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers for berating an official.
DeAngelo Hall wouldn't have been in a position to berate an official and be ejected from Sunday's game had a penalty flag been thrown on the play before, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday when expressing his opinion on the incident.
The game was already out of hand when DeAngelo Hall lost his temper. The veteran Washington Redskins cornerback deliberately ripped off his helmet to yell at an official late in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and was ejected from the game.
McKenzie but explained that he saw Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders throw the Redskins cornerback to the ground with a "full nelson" and then a flip.