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Redskins vs. Steelers: DeAngelo Hall Ejected after Confrontation with Referee

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 18:   DeAngelo Hall #23 of the Washington Redskins in action against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 18, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Steven CookContributor IIIOctober 28, 2012

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall was ejected from Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after a confrontation with a referee.

According to Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington, Hall's aggravation could've come from a previous play.

DeAngelo Hall was ejected for berating an official. Hall was wrestled to the ground on the previous play. Lost his cool. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) October 28, 2012

Hall is one of the most experienced players on the Redskins defense, and his unacceptable behavior during Sunday's game will certainly be addressed by his coaches. 

Leadership is imperative on a team such as Washington, and Hall needs to avoid actions like this if he wants to continue being a leader in the locker room going forward.

Hall, a nine-year veteran, has notched 37 interceptions in his career, including two this season. He entered Sunday's game with 48 tackles on the season.

The 28-year-old out of Virginia Tech will undoubtedly have some explaining to do to his coaches following Sunday's game. Punishment from the league will likely come, as physical confrontation with a referee is a sensitive subject in all professional sports.

 

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