DeAngelo Hall is no stranger to scraps on the field but this time the Washington Redskins cornerback says he is not sure what’s going on.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson accused Hall of slapping him in the face on a tackle during the first quarter of their game Sunday at FedEx Field. Hall flat denied the accusation, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post.
“I have no idea what he’s talking about,” Hall said on Monday, according to the report. “You guys can watch the film. You’ve watched the film. Once you heard it, you were probably like, ‘Huh? What’s he talking about?’ I think you all know me. So if anything would happen involving me, I think all you guys would have been jumping on that story right after the game. So for it to be brought up a day later and talking about I slapped him in the face, that’s just asinine.
“I think the play he’s talking about was the play I actually went up on him, make a tackle and my helmet kind of pops off. The momentum of me going to hit him, I kind of push right off. Right after I made the tackle, I push right off—I don’t know if it’s him or the ground. And that’s the only contact I had with him. And after the play, he actually said to me, ‘That’s a good play, D-Hall. That’s a good play.’
“That’s why, had he really been talking trash to me face to face, me talking trash, I think you guys know my reaction would have been a little different than what it was.”
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