Even though the Seattle Seahawks do not face the Washington Redskins every year, there still is some animosity between the two teams.
Specifically, Seattle fullback Michael Robinson and Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall likely will not be sitting down to dinner together anytime soon.
The two were at the center of a minor scrum that erupted during the coin toss the last time the two teams met at CenturyLink Field, a 23-17 Redskins victory on Nov. 27 of last year.
Robinson and Hall both hale from Virginia.
The two jawed at midfield before the coin flip, and the war of words eventually escalated to some pushing and shoving, with coaches on both teams having to get involved to calm the players down.
Check out the video below. The war of words begins about five minutes in.
“We were just competing, and words were said,” Robinson said after the game. “I think it was a little different because it’s another guy from Virginia, stuff like that. It’s definitely out of character. I want to apologize to my teammates and all of the Seahawks fans, stuff like that.”
Asked at the time if it was something personal that escalated, Robinson said about Hall: “No, he’s garbage, man.”
Asked today if things had been smoothed over between the two, Robinson said, “Nope. You trying to egg me on? Yeah, I’m looking forward to this Sunday to see him.”
Apparently, Hall hasn’t forgotten the incident either.
“We’re going to have our hands full with those guys and it’s going to be physical and tough,” Hall said in an interview with 106.7 the Fan in Washington D.C. “I can remember going up there last year and almost fighting at the coin toss so they don’t like us and we don’t like them. It’s going to be a heck of a game.”