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Rams to file complaint against Giants for faking

Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:16 am
Edited on: September 21, 2011 11:47 am
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Posted by Will Brinson



On Monday night, Giants defenders Deon Grant and Jacquian Williams did their best hit-by-a-bowling-ball impersonation in order to slow down Sam Bradford and the Rams offense as they ran roughshod over New York with their no-huddle offense.

Everyone who watched the game -- whether you were there like Mike Freeman or just checking out the acting on television like me -- believed the Giants were faking the injuries. The Rams obviously feel the same way, and are going to file a complaint with the NFL office.

"That'll go on the list of things we're going to send in," coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "I think the league is looking into it. I'll let it run its course from that point of view."

NFL VP of Communications Greg Aiello recently said said that teams could face punishments for faking, but only if said faking could be proved.

"The Competition Committee deprecates feigning injuries, with subsequent withdrawal, to obtain a timeout without penalty," Aiello said in an email to Freeman. "Coaches are urged to cooperate in discouraging this practice. If a player or club admits to it, the action would be subject to discipline."

Unless, you now, there's actually audio of what Bradford claims to have heard before the "injuries."

"They couldn't get subbed, they couldn't line up," Bradford said. "Someone said, 'Someone go down, someone go down,' so someone just went down and grabbed a cramp."

One would think, given the way the NFL meticulously catalogues the action on the field for NFL Films, and given that this was a primetime game, that if a Giants player yelled "someone go down" it would be pretty easy to prove.

As noted several times over the past two days, there's nothing new about faking injuries in football. But that doesn't mean the league should just stand by and wait to until something happens in a key situation to alter the outcome of a game before changing the rules.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 7:01 am
 

Rams to file complaint against Giants for faking




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:44 am
 

Rams to file complaint against Giants for faking

Superior weblog, interesting knowledge.


tomlye
Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 3:49 pm
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Tomly
Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:21 pm
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Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Rams to file complaint against Giants for faking

Sad and pathetic to see some NFL players taking cheap dives like soccer players.

The funny part about that is that some of those on here now defending the Giants for 'playing the game' are some of the same ones I saw on a thread last year bashing soccer players for the very same thing. 



Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2011 12:18 pm
 

Rams to file complaint against Giants for faking

Lame post Epharias.  Use your brain.  No one, besides the Patriots, gets preferential treatment by the NFL.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 10:00 am
 

Rams to file complaint against Giants for faking

In the top headlines this article was titled "Rams file "fake" complaint". I thought it was hilarious to file a fake complaint against fake injuries, but it seems that cbs sports has misled me with their incompetence or their poor command of English grammar. Turns out the Rams are filing a real complaint against the Giants for faking injuries. Boo! I much preferred the fake complaint angle better.



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2011 9:06 am
 

Fake It!

the nfl execs in the league office will laugh off this "complaint."  There's no way to prove it and they want to keep the giants with a good record for ratings purposes.



Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 5:35 am
 

Rams to file complaint against Giants for faking

And has to face God for his sins



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 5:34 am
 

Rams to file complaint against Giants for faking

The good thing is this obviously wasnt something they practiced before.

Otherwise 2 guys wouldnt have gone down one after another withing feet of eachother. With the original guy springing up soon as he saw his teammate had gown down too .


Rofl


Nice Giants....seriously??


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