Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall says he will file a complaint with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about what Hall says were cheap shots delivered by coaches on his former team during a sideline melee against the Falcons on Sunday.
Hall said he was just trying to pull teammate LaRon Landry away from the Atlanta sideline after Landry was called for a late hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Hall said Falcons director of athletic performance Jeff Fish tried to “get some licks in” and Falcons coach Mike Smith “cussed me out” as Hall was surrounded by Falcons players and staff members.
Hall appeared to be pulled away before any punches were thrown. He had talked all week of being bitter at the way he was treated by the Falcons, who traded him after the 2007 season. He played in Atlanta for four years and made the Pro Bowl twice.
•Bengals WR breaks arm: Bengals receiver Chris Henry wasn’t sure whether he’d play again this season after he broke his arm during a 17-7 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Henry broke his left forearm just above the wrist when he was tackled by cornerback Fabian Washington after a 10-yard reception. Henry’s back hit the ground and Washington landed on top of him. A replay showed the forearm bowing slightly.
•Portis leaves game: Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis was sidelined after taking a blow to the head from Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud.
Portis left the game with 3:20 remaining in the first quarter after a helmet-to-helmet hit from DeCoud. The Redskins said Portis suffered a head injury and he did not return.
•Bears’ Harris ejected: Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris was ejected after just 65 seconds of play for slugging Cardinals offensive tackle Deuce Lutui.
At the end of an Arizona running play, Harris and Lutui ended up on the ground and a replay showed Harris hitting Lutui near the face.
•Manning breaks another record: Peyton Manning is the first NFL quarterback to pass for 40,000 yards in any decade.
Manning needed 19 yards to reach the milestone. He did it on a 5-yard completion to Pierre Garcon in the first quarter against the Houston Texans.
•Bucs honor Selmon: Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon is the first inductee into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium.
The 1979 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was saluted during halftime of the game against the Green Bay Packers.
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