Newsletters

Get Well+Being delivered to your inbox every Monday Morning.

Redskins Cornerback DeAngelo Hall Says Team “Probably Should” Change Its Name
Hall is the first active player to suggest publicly that the team should change its name. By Benjamin Freed
Comments () | Published January 16, 2014

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall appears to have become the first active member of Washington’s NFL team to openly support changing the team’s name. Hall, appearing on Fox Sports this morning, says “they probably should,” when asked by host Mike Hill if the team should get a new moniker.

“They won’t for a while at least,” Hall adds at the end of the interview.

Hall’s segment on the show, Keepin’ It Real With Mike Hill, was full of candid takes from the ten-year NFL veteran. Hall also questioned the decision to fire head coach Mike Shanahan after a 3-13 season. Hill asks Hall if he thought Shanahan’s firing was fair.

“In a result-based business, yes. You gotta win games,” Hall says, but quickly doubles back on that response, adding “Was it fair? Probably not.”

Hall, who finished his fifth season in Washington with four interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, also expresses doubts that he’ll be suiting up in burgundy and gold in 2014, but mostly because he’s looking for a new contract, and doesn’t want to take another pay cut as he did before last season.

Would Hall stay in Washington for $1 million? “Absolutely not,” he says. And being honest about a name his current team vigorously defends might throw another wrench into contract negotiations.

Watch video of Hall’s inteview below:

Categories:

Sports
Subscribe to Washingtonian

Discuss this story

Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. The Washingtonian reserves the right to remove or edit content once posted.
  • DeadSkins

    They need to change the owner to get anywhere. Team name is just that...a name!

  • Go Romans

    The team should become the Washington Romans. www.washingtonromans.com This would give the team a culture to replace the current one that has such issues.

  • Amanda Hudson

    This is his personal opinion as it is a personal opinion of many people. When a name, no matter the history of it, is used in a good way then how is it offensive? I mean look at the word gay, it use to mean happy, now people use it in a negative light depending on how it is use and who says it. The meaning of words change, and Redskin to ME means more than just a word. It's my team that I have loved for many years. It's a name, when said, puts a smile to my face. It's a memory of my Uncle letting me stay up late to watch the Skins WIN a Super Bowl! How long has it been since the word Redskin was used in a negative way towards a Native American? Who really knows because the history of Native Americans is less than a memory or even knowledgeable to most Americans. Hall has a right to say what he wants about his team, but if he sees the name as negative then he isn't a true Skin to me, and that is my personal OPINION. His opinion has nothing to do with his professional abilities. Granted he has done some great things, but he is less than consistent. I do love Hall when he is having a good day though!

  • Amanda Hudson

    This is his personal opinion as it is a personal opinion of many people. When a name, no matter the history of it, is used in a good way then how is it offensive? I mean look at the word gay, it use to mean happy, now people use it in a negative light depending on how it is use and who says it. The meaning of words change, and Redskin to ME means more than just a word. It's my team that I have loved for many years. It's a name, when said, puts a smile to my face. It's a memory of my Uncle letting me stay up late to watch the Skins WIN a Super Bowl! How long has it been since the word Redskin was used in a negative way towards a Native American? Who really knows because the history of Native Americans is less than a memory or even knowledgeable to most Americans. Hall has a right to say what he wants about his team, but if he sees the name as negative then he isn't a true Skin to me, and that is my personal OPINION. His opinion has nothing to do with his professional abilities. Granted he has done some great things, but he is less than consistent.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Posted at 11:55 AM/ET, 01/16/2014 RSS | Print | Permalink | Comments () | Washingtonian.com Blogs