DeAngelo Hall denies slapping Adrian Peterson
One of Monday’s biggest stories was Adrian Peterson’s claim that Redskins’ cornerback DeAngelo Hall slapped him in the face during the Vikings loss to the Redskins on Sunday.
Hall was quick to refute the comments according to the Washington Post.
“I have no idea what he’s talking about,” Hall said. “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,” Hall said Monday. “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. If you watch the TV copy or even the sideline copy of that game, once I make the play and my helmet pops off, we’re face to face but I don’t say a word. I just kind of nod my head. That’s kind of the gist of that story.”
To slap or not to slap? That is the question.
If there is indeed film of this incident floating around, we will bring to you as soon as possible.
In the meantime, it’s a he-said/he-said affair.