Aug 15, 2013; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (2) spins his helmet on his finger as Redskins free safety Brandon Meriweather (31) watches prior to practice as part of the 2013 NFL training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

DeAngelo Hall defends Brandon Meriweather suspension on Twitter

While no one else in the world was surprised at Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather being suspended–again–for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith during their preseason matchup, DeAngelo Hall had a lot to say in regards to his teammates two-game suspension on Twitter:

Hall also retweeted this tweet from a Redskins fan in response to the suspension, comparing Meriweather’s suspension to the infamous two-game Ray Rice suspension received for domestic violence caught on camera.

Hall made a few salient points (Ray Rice comparison and the NFL often adjusting the target), but the NFL has made it clear that helmet-to-helmet hits are automatic fines. Once you incorporate Meriweather’s dirty past–this is his sixth safety violation of his career and Meriweather was suspended one game last season for a similar violation–this was an easy decision for the NFL.

Meriweather is likely to appeal the suspension, but it’s difficult seeing the NFL go back on their words as they’ve likely viewed the tape many times before making this decision.  Meriweather will miss the first two games of the season (at Houston, vs. Jacksonville).

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