Hall Agonizing over Ejection in Ann Arbor
By Rob Ogden
Senior right guard Marcus Hall won't receive any further punishment from coach Urban Meyer for his part in a brawl that broke out during the Michigan game. He's torturing himself.
Photo by Jim Daivdson
"He's distraught and completely just wiped out and feels so bad about what he did," Hall's linemate, Corey Linsley said Monday.
Hall was ejected from the game Saturday for throwing a punch at a Wolverine player and flipped off the Michigan crowd with both hands as he exited the field.
Hall met with Meyer following the incident, and is still waiting on word from the Big Ten on whether or not he'll receive any further punishment from the league.
"I sat in the locker room and waited for him after he had a talk with coach," Linsley said. "He was just at a loss of words and said he couldn't believe it. He was saying 'Everything was going right in my life right now,' and I was like 'Woah, dude, it's just football, man. It's not like your life is off track now.' I think we all did an okay job of bringing him back and now he's feeling a little bit better, but I can tell you he was feeling terrible."
Sunday, Hall issued an apology for the incident.
His teammates have already forgiven him.
"It was in the heat of the moment. We've all done things in the heat of the moment that we regret," Linsley said.
Senior left tackle Jack Mewhort, who once dealt with a disciplinary issue himself, is now the team's poster boy for good behavior.
"Marcus is a little bit down on himself because he knows that wasn't a good representation of himself. He knows he did wrong," Mewhort said. "He's usually a pretty upbeat guy. I think he's sorry that that's the way he displayed himself. It's something he's gonna have to bounce back from but we're all still behind him. We're a brotherhood. He messed up but we'll move forward from it."
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