DeAngelo Hall Is A Small Man

Washington Redskins' DeAngelo Hall warms-up prior to the Redskins pre-season game against the Buffalo Bills at FedEx Field in Washington on August 13, 2010.  UPI/Kevin Dietsch Photo via Newscom


It’s the kind of story that makes team P.R. people cringe–and everyone else laugh.

Rumor-monger Pro Football Talk says Washington Redskins conerback DeAngelo Hall will not be punked by tall female reporters like Comcast SportsNet’s Kelli Johnson. Hall insists that Johnson remover her heels before filming interviews with him.

“She was too tall. If I was 6 feet like [Carlos Rogers], I wouldn’t have to do that, but I’m 5-11, so she definitely had to take them heels off for me,” Hall said.

As a man, I understand the big difference between 5 ft. 11 in. and six feet. What man wouldn’t want another inch or two?

The story doesn’t give Johnson’s height. Her profile on notes her time as a four year starter on the University of Idaho’s women’s basketball team where she holds the record for three-point shots made (207) and was a .776 free throw shooter.

But stories like this make Hall look vain, or hyper-sensitive about his height. If he is the former, let it be about making turnovers. If he’s the latter, then I point out that Santana Moss is the same height as Hall and we never hear such tales about him.

Time for Hall to grow up and be the bigger man.

Besides, tall women are hawt!

Anthony Brown

About Anthony Brown

Lifelong Redskins fan and blogger about football and life since 2004. Joined MVN's Hog Heaven blog in 2005 and then moved Redskins Hog Heaven to Bolguin Network. Believes that the course of a season is pre-ordained by management decisions made during the offseason. Can occasionally be found on the This Given Sunday blog and he does guest posts.