It's the kind of story that makes team P.R. people cringe--and everyone else laugh.
Rumor-monger Pro Football Talk says Washington Redskins conerback DeAngelo Hall will not be punked by tall female reporters like Comcast SportsNet's Kelli Johnson. Hall insists that Johnson remover her heels before filming interviews with him.
"She was too tall. If I was 6 feet like [Carlos Rogers], I wouldn't have to do that, but I'm 5-11, so she definitely had to take them heels off for me," Hall said.
As a man, I understand the big difference between 5 ft. 11 in. and six feet. What man wouldn't want another inch or two?
The story doesn't give Johnson's height. Her profile on csnwashington.com notes her time as a four year starter on the University of Idaho's women's basketball team where she holds the record for three-point shots made (207) and was a .776 free throw shooter.
But stories like this make Hall look vain, or hyper-sensitive about his height. If he is the former, let it be about making turnovers. If he's the latter, then I point out that Santana Moss is the same height as Hall and we never hear such tales about him.
Time for Hall to grow up and be the bigger man.
Besides, tall women are hawt!