Adrian Peterson says DeAngelo Hall slapped him in face; Hall says that’s ‘asinine’
Adrian Peterson and DeAngelo Hall got into it a bit during the first quarter of the Redskins-Vikings game on Sunday. Peterson, who totaled over 100 yards of offense on the day, broke a couple of big runs at the beginning of the game and credited Hall with making a nice tackle on one of them. However, he did not approve of what the Redskins cornerback did after making the play.
“He slapped me in the face after making a good tackle,” Peterson told the Star Tribune. “And I was just telling him, ‘Hey, don’t do me like that, brother.’ I looked him in the eyes and he knew I meant business.”
According to the Washington Post, Hall said that’s not what happened at all.
“I have no idea what he’s talking about,” Hall said on Monday. “For it to be brought up a day later and talking about I slapped him in the face, that’s just asinine. I actually run up on him, make a tackle and my helmet kind of pops off. The momentum of me going to hit him, I kind of push right off, right after I make the tackle I push right off, I don’t know if it’s him or the ground. That’s the only contact I had with him.”
This is the same DeAngelo who once tried to fight the entire Falcons team and has talked about targeting specific parts of opposing players’ bodies in the past. Unfortunately for the Vikings, Peterson meaning business wasn’t quite enough to beat the Redskins on a day where Minnesota’s defense was a no-show in a 38-28 loss.
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