Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is under fire again, both from the league and critics, after another arguably dirty hit this past weekend.
Luckily for Meriweather, his teammate DeAngelo Hall has his back, not just emotionally but financially:
DeAngelo Hall on Brandon Meriweather “Keep hitting and I’ll pay the fines…” #Redskins
— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) August 25, 2014
Meriweather will likely incur the league’s wrath after a hit on Ravens receiver Torrey Smith that drew a flag. Meriweather could face stiff discipline given his status as a repeat offender. Last season the safety was given a one-game ban for similar behavior.
Meriweather for his part says he’s working to change how he targets offensive players and doesn’t like the fact that he’s still being scrutinized by the officials:
“I tried to aim at his numbers. I kind of seen the pass go, and I went in and aimed low, and I hit him with my shoulder. I did everything my coaches taught me to do, and I got the flag.”
Meriweather called the incident frustrating.
“I’m trying to do what the NFL asked me after going through the offseason, and working on the things I need to work on, and the first chance I get, it seems like I failed,” he said.
Meriweather doesn’t have to worry though, because DeAngelo Hall says he’s willing to pay his fines. Just keep on delivering those dirty, concussion-causing, potentially-career-ending hits and Hall will happily pony up the cash.
And this is why people hate DeAngelo Hall. He and Brandon Meriweather were made for each other.