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Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

Posted on: September 21, 2011 6:39 pm
 
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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: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:38 am
 

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

It was clear , they where faking ! And it has to be upset . grant got upset and is trying to prove he i upset , but no one is callin out his toughness , he is being called out because he fakedva injury to help his team which any good team player would do . And right now it is within the rules to do it so he should



Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:37 am
 

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

It was clear , they where faking ! And it has to be upset . grant got upset and is trying to prove he i upset , but no one is callin out his toughness , he is being called out because he fakedva injury to help his team which any good team player would do . And right now it is within the rules to do it so he should



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

I don't see why it's such a big deal though, plenty of teams have used this tactic in the past and it will happen again in the future.

The big deal is by making it so obvious he embarassed everybody and anybody close to him and anybody associated with the NFL.

I'm not so sure it'll continue to happen as often as it has in the past though. The NFL has spoken which is nice because repeat offenders will stick out like never before.

Remember, this isn't a court of law this is a private league called the NFL.  There is nothing to stop the NFL from fining or suspending players and coaches.  Goodell is the commissioner and the owners are his bosses, owners who rarely get in his way.  They love the guy and let him do pretty well whatever he wants to do.  



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 10:56 pm
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Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

SAFETY first.  Injured players need to sit out for at least 4 plays.   Welcome to "football"



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 10:32 pm
 

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

The new rule should be out for the rest of game especially when 2 guys do it and the whole defense is saying it


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Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: September 21, 2011 9:27 pm
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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2011 8:49 pm
 

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

It's called faking an injury if a player goes down...looks around and quickly comes back up again. Deon Grant got pawned! He should try to be a man and at least own up to it.



Since: Jun 24, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

So Deon Grant is not just a faker and a cheater, he's a liar as well. 



Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Deon Grant defends himself, says he wasn't faking

The new rule ought to be if you are 'injured', then you have to sit out for the remainder of the drive. 'Even' the playing field out instead of fining the fakers will keep a 'check in balance' of this situation.


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