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DeAngelo Hall fined $100,000 by Falcons

DeAngelo Hall revealed Wednesday that he was fined $100,000 US by the Atlanta Falcons for his meltdown in last Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Pro Bowl cornerback DeAngelo Hall revealed Wednesday that he was fined $100,000 US by the Atlanta Falcons for his meltdown in last Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

He also may be suspended for one quarter or one half of Sunday's contest versus the Houston Texans.

Asked whether it was fair, Hall responded: "I don't think so. They think so, but I don't think so."

Hall, 23, plans to appeal the punishment through the NFL Players' Association.

"My agent is working on it with the union and, hopefully, we can get something worked out," he said.

The Falcons disciplined him for incurring three penalties — two of them personal fouls — totalling 67 yards on one possession and later engaging in a heated exchange with rookie head coach Bobby Petrino on the sideline.

The three infractions sustained an 80-yard drive by the Panthers, and led to a five-yard touchdown pass from Jake Delhomme to Jeff King that tied it 17-17 with 7:13 left in the third quarter.

Hall has compiled 147 tackles, 13 interceptions, four fumble recoveries and two touchdowns in 44 NFL games for Atlanta, which drafted him eighth overall out of Virginia Tech in 2004.

He has seven tackles and one interception in three starts this season.

With files from the Associated Press