WASHINGTON -- After his first interception, linebacker Wilber Marshall retreated to the Washington Redskins' bench and heaved the football into the stands at RFK Stadium, a pass certain to draw a fine from the NFL office.
After his second interception, Marshall jogged to the end zone bleachers and presented the ball to a young girl.
And if that merits a fine, Marshall said later, "I'll pay that, too."
Four years after he came to the Redskins in a celebrated free-agent signing, Marshall was delivering the big plays that had made him an All-Pro with the Chicago Bears. His two interceptions of Phoenix quarterback Tom Tupa were instrumental in Washington's 34-0 victory yesterday.
"I think that is what everybody has been expecting out of him," said Redskins coach Joe Gibbs. "Wilber is making some great plays for us."