Hall, the Falcons' two-time Pro Bowl cornerback, was fined $100,000 for a blowup on the sideline during a Sept. 23 game against the Carolina Panthers. When he received that fine, Hall was told by the Falcons that they would forgive $50,000 if he behaved himself, according to the sources.
On Oct. 24, Hall was highly critical of the organization for its release of veteran nose tackle Grady Jackson. After those comments, the team decided the $50,000 would not be forgiven.
met Monday with Hall, trying to sort out their
differences over the release of Jackson.
Both said they were ready to move on after getting together
privately before practice.
"Obviously, you don't like to see some of those comments
made," Petrino said. "I understand part of it, I guess. I
certainly had a meeting with DeAngelo and we'll put it behind us
and move on."
Hall also said he was ready to put the incident behind him.
"Yeah, that's the game plan," he said.
Hall would not discuss specifics of the meeting with Petrino and
vowed to speak to the media only after games for the rest of the
To fill Jackson's spot on the 53-man roster, the Falcons signed
cornerback Brent Grimes off the practice roster. Defensive end
Kevin Huntley was added to the practice squad.
The union has filed a grievance about the fine for the first incident.
Television reporter Chris Mortensen covers the NFL for ESPN. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.