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Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has been fined $15,000 for participating in a scuffle with Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall, reports Jay Glazer. Hall has not been fined. Reports surfaced earlier this week that the league was looking into the altercation, which occurred after Falcons QB Matt Ryan was hit late on the sideline. Video of the confrontation is below.
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(AP) FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Two people familiar with the situation say Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for a sideline scuffle, while Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall avoided any punishment.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league has not officially commented on the situation. The NFL also fined Redskins safety LaRon Landry $7,500, Washington defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth $5,000 and Falcons director of athletic performance Jeff Fish $2,500. Hall was not fined.
The trouble started in Sunday's game after Landry delivered a late hit on quarterback Matt Ryan along the Atlanta sideline. Hall jumped into the middle of things and was quickly surrounded by opposing players, along with Smith and Fish. Hall joined the Redskins last season after playing in Atlanta from 2004-07. He has been critical of his former team.
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