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Deon Grant Insists He Wasn’t Faking Injury

The New York Giants were called out for faking injuries on Monday night to slow down the Rams’ no-huddle offense. It was pretty obvious that they were flopping considering two players went down at the same time the Giants were trying to make substitutions. The Rams sent in an official complaint, the league sent a memo to all 32 teams, and there has been talk about how to police the situation. But if you listen to Deon Grant tell it, there is no need for all of this.

The Giants defensive back is defying all reason and logic with his latest comments, and he’s telling us not to believe what we saw.

Grant was upset that he was being accused of faking injuries. He told reporters that he banged knees with an opponent on the previous play and listened to his teammates who told him to just go down. He’s arguing that his knee injury is legitimate, and he took the accusations as an affront to his toughness.

“(Faking injuries) is not something our coaches teach us. That’s not something that was planned,” Grant said. “It happened at that particular moment. I’ve been sacrificing my body for my team and the NFL for my whole career. That was a point where I said ‘OK, I can really go down, especially if I know I can’t get in my position because my knee is banged up right now,’ so I took advantage of it.

“I went down, which is what you’re supposed to do when you have an injury. It’s just in the NFL they expect you to put your body out there all the time, so sometimes when you go down for the softest injury — that they claim it may be – it’s a problem. But how can another person or the media or anybody else tell you when you’re hurt or when it’s a faking injury?”

Look man, you can lose the act. Nobody is questioning your toughness. We know you were faking injuries — just admit it. What was Jacquian’s excuse for hitting the turf at the same time? Just don’t do it again and we’ll all be fine, OK?


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