Topic: Sources: Falcons' Hall asked to be traded

By Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports
September 30, 2007

Jason Cole
Yahoo! Sports
Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl cornerback DeAngelo Hall asked the franchise to trade him last week, according to two sources. The Falcons informed Hall that his request will not be immediately granted.

"He's going to play out the season and see what happens," said a source close to Hall. "He's not happy, but he'll calm down and see how things are … I would expect some teams will be asking about him, but the Falcons said they won't trade him."

Both sources said Hall's antics during a loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 3 were a product of frustration with losing and from his dissatisfaction with how the team has handled numerous issues. That includes the treatment of quarterback and close friend Michael Vick – suspended by the league and asked to repay the Falcons $20 million in signing bonuses in relation to his guilty plea on federal dogfighting charges.

Hall was fined $100,000 after being flagged three times for 67 yards on the game-deciding drive and then arguing with Petrino against the Panthers. In addition, Hall was benched during the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Houston Texasn.

Asked if Hall and coach Bobby Petrino were getting along, one of the sources said, "Let's just say, they'll have some time to figure it out."

Hall is considered one of the top players on the Falcons roster, particularly after the loss of Vick. Hall, who has two years remaining on his contract, was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

During the offseason, Hall said he wanted to wait until free agency before signing a new contract.;_ylt=A … ;type=lgns

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Re: Sources: Falcons' Hall asked to be traded

As a Falcons fan, I can tell you that ALL of us want his punk ass gone. He is a "me first" player and is a cancer to a team. Also, to say the crap he did about Coach Petrino THREE GAMES into the season was idiotic (what he said was some coaches are meant for college and some for the NFL.) D'Lo, sorry that your new coach doesn't take you to the movies or kiss you on the helmet like Mora did, but this is the mother-effin NFL. If you want to be coddled and hugged all the time, find a different job.

Disgruntled Falcons Fan. smile

"Yeah I called her up, she gave me a bunch of crap about me not listening to her, or something, I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention."

2007 TFFG Pick'em champ

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