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Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

Posted on: September 21, 2011 6:39 pm

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You think Giants safety Deon Grant was faking his injury Monday night in order to slow down the Rams no-huddle offense? Well, color Grant offended. Extremely offended.

"I want to ask a question: From the first time I touched the football field, how many games (have) I (missed)?" Grant said Wednesday via ESPN New York. "None, right? None. Now to this day I got two torn MCLs. I just had wrist surgery two years ago. I had a hole in my labrum and a torn rotator cuff. I (haven't) missed (any) games."

Grant also made sure to point out that he’s played 162 out of 162 games since he entered the league in 2001.

"I went out one play," Grant said. "I got banged up, and went right back in and finished the game -- (just like I have) every game for my career. My whole thing is when (do) you know (if) somebody faking an injury? ... I'm not no duck or no dummy. I'm not about to be going out there banging myself up like they do in the movies.

Was Grant faking?
"You look at my knees now, do you see this knee (my right one), this knee is smaller than that one (my left one)? You see the bang up, right?"

OK, but what about the fact you and Jacquian Williams looked like you were doing some kind of synchronized dance when the two of you went to the turf at the same time? Grant counters by claiming that he banged his knee on the play before and that he tried to play through it. But one play later, he knew he needed a breather.

"As I was walking, they lined up knowing I couldn't get back into my position because of the injury, so I went down. It just so happened Jacquain -- he was catching a cramp at the same time -- and he went down.

"I went out (and) came back in. I've been doing that my whole career. But you go and check my medical report. I (have) the injuries to speak for it. Two torn MCLs I never had surgery on. Wrist surgery. Shoulder surgery. (A) broken hip with a metal plate with screws in it, so I don't fake nothing. How can another person that's not in your body tell you when you're faking an injury?"

While he makes a good point -- nobody outside the Giants locker room and those Rams players within earshot Monday night -- knows if Grant was injured one minute and then miraculously healed the next or if he was truly faking.

And while I appreciate Grant’s passionate defense, nobody is questioning Grant’s toughness. Nobody, from what I can tell, is calling him a pansy because he would fake an injury when New York’s defense was in so much flux. We’re questioning his tactics and the Giants’ ethics in allegedly endorsing such a move.

We’re not saying Grant isn’t a tough SOB. We’re saying, at that moment, he might have helped his team the only way he could. By falling to the turf and acting like he was injured when he wasn’t to force a stoppage in play to halt the whirlwind.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:54 am

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:35 am

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

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Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2011 5:13 am

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

I agree with some of the other posts..if a player is "hurt" and trainers tend to him or he is carried/carted off of the field, they cannot resume play until the ball is turned over, meaning they cannot play offense or defense until there is a score or a punt.

Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:44 pm

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

What about those boom mics that can hear everything in the field? Why can't the NFL use those to see if anyone heard anything telling another player to fall down. From what I heard was Tuck told Grant to fall down. If the defense is on its heels, they shoudl'nt be able to take a fake injury timeout.....heck run over him.

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 2:11 pm

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

maybe this nitwit should learn to speak using proper english before talking with reporters. Horrible, absolutley horrible

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 11:59 am

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

Surely somewhere in New York the Giants can find a better acting coach than the one showing Grant how to flop!! That was worse than in the World Cup!! Everyone does it but come on... that was so blatant, it made me laugh!

Since: Jan 29, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2011 10:51 am

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

He should try to be a man and at least own up to it
I agree with you lump. It was obvious to the whole viewing audience that they were both faking. If anything their coach should feel ashamed for not teaching these guys to make it at least look more realistic. That was the worst acting job I have ever seen in my life. They should bring in a few NBA players to show these guys how to make an obvious flop look real. That being said: I agree that there does need to be a rule instituted that would require the player to miss at least 3 to 4 plays before he can return. That would put this issue to bed quick! As far as your statement about Deon Grant being a man and owning up to what he did? Never going to happen. Even if he wanted to, he would never do it. It would be a huge scandal similar to the Jets tripping fiasco.

Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 9:13 am

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

Ok it's in the rules sack than don't cry when the Patriots cheat

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