DeAngelo Hall fined $20K for horse-collar tackle on DeSean Jackson
The play came midway through the second quarter of Monday’s game after Jackson made a 15-yard reception on a 3rd-and-8 for an Eagles' first down. Jackson was high-stepping in the open field as he was running out of bounds when Hall made a diving tackle attempt from behind. Hall latched on to the back of Jackson’s jersey with both hands, pulling him violently to the ground as they went out of bounds.
Hall received a 15-yard personal foul penalty for his tackle on Jackson. After the play, Jackson was understandably upset with Hall and responded by shoving him, but the Eagles receiver was not but he was not flagged for retaliating. The two continued to shove each other and exchange words over the next several plays. The Eagles continued to score their second touchdown of the game on that drive in the third quarter, Monday night.
A horse-collar tackle draws an aromatic fine from the league, in terms of illegal hits. However, Hall plans to appeal the $20,000 fine levied by the NFL.
Last season, Hall paid over $60,000 in fines to the NFL. He drew a $20,000 fine for the same horse-collar tackle and a $15,750 fine for a personal foul, both at Dallas on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. Hall also received a $30,000 fine for a confrontation with an official during a game in Pittsburgh in 2012.
Hall was initially released by the Redskins this offseason, due to salary cap issues since the team owed him $8 million. But the Redskins re-signed him to a one-year $1.25 million contract less than a month later.