Thursday, November 5, 2009
Take Hall's words with a grain of salt
By Pat Yasinskas
Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas
Former Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he does not trust Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Hall went so far as to say that Dimitroff lied to him before shipping him to Oakland.
Obviously, I wasn’t there for whatever conversations took place between Hall and Dimitroff. But I know Dimitroff and have found him to be one of the more honorable people in the NFL. I also saw Hall try to trash-talk with Carolina receiver Steve Smith, which probably qualifies as the dumbest move a cornerback can make.
Besides, the bottom line here is that Dimitroff made the right call in unloading Hall as quickly as possible. It’s not like Hall has done anything to prove the general manager wrong since he left for Oakland and went on to Washington.