Biggs: Hall has pointed words for Dimitroff
If DeAngelo Hall noted that the trade Thomas Dimitroff made to send him to the Oakland Raiders before last season led to untold riches for the veteran cornerback, well, it didn’t make it into an otherwise fine story by Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post.
Guessing, that’s because Hall didn’t say anything about it. But Hall did have some commentary regarding Dimitroff as the Washington Redskins gear up to head to Atlanta this Sunday.
“I ain't trust Dimitroff at all,” Hall said. “He lied to me. He already lied to me. He promised me he was gonna get something done, and he's behind my back trying to shop me. . . . That's one thing: If you keep it straight, 100 (percent) with you, I'm going to keep it 100 (percent) with you. Truthfully, I'm going to fight, claw for you. If you lie to me, I can't trust you. I don't want you.’’
The trade to the Raiders landed Hall a massive contract. He earned $8 million in eight games in Oakland before he was cut loose. The Redskins scooped him up and then rewarded him this past offseason with a $55 million, six-year contract that includes $23 million guaranteed. That’s what we call cashing in.
At least you have to credit Hall for realizing that the turn of events—his trade to Oakland—has helped him where he is currently.
“All the things people said about me, as misunderstood as I am, I probably wouldn't change a thing, because it's made me who I am,” he said. “Had I not been traded from Atlanta to Oakland and got that big contract out there and kinda got lazy, I probably wouldn't have the passion and desire that I have now.”
Perhaps all is well that ends well. Letting go, though, can be a difficult thing.
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