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Falcons' Hall fined $5,000 for late hit on Lions QB Kitna

Updated: November 10, 2006, 6:22 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- The NFL on Friday fined Atlanta Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall $5,000 for a late hit last Sunday on Detroit quarterback Jon Kitna, a collision that drew not only a 15-yard personal foul penalty against the Pro Bowl defender, but also generated vitriol and threats from Lions players.

The hit prompted Detroit center Dominic Raiola to label Hall, regarded as one of the NFL's premier cornerbacks, "a cheap-shot artist," a charge echoed by several of his teammates. Raiola claimed that ...

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