Deon Grant claims he wasn’t faking

AP

We’ve noted that the only way Giants safety Deon Grant will get fined for faking an injury on Monday night is if he’s stupid enough to admit he was faking.

Grant confirmed today that he’s not stupid enough to admit he was faking.

I don’t fake nothing,” Grant said. “How can another person that’s not in your body tell you when you’re faking an injury?”

So Grant would have us believe that he and teammate Jacquian Williams both just happened to fall down, untouched, because they suddenly felt pain at the exact same time — just as the Rams were rushing to the line of scrimmage and the Giants needed to substitute into a goal line package.

“I couldn’t get back into my position because of the injury, so I went down,” Grant said. “It just so happened Jacquain — he was catching a cramp at the same time — and he went down.”

If Grant is going to keep faking, he just needs to stop being so obvious about it. He could learn a thing or two from Elaine Benes.

51 responses to “Deon Grant claims he wasn’t faking

  1. He admitted it – “I don’t fake nothing”. A double negative, so he fakes everything/anything!!! Fine them!

  2. i think the giants were scared to loose to another ok team, they wont make the playoffs this yr, especially with all the injuries that they have had and are still coming!

  3. “I don’t fake nothing,” Grant said.

    Once again. Double negative…so he actually DOES fake things….it amazes me these guys go to college for free and come away with nothing.

  4. I know you writers here at PFT are all hyped up over the idea of taking away time outs (which of course assumes that a team has a time out left) and that it should take place only if the opposing team is in a no-huddle, but I vehemently disagree. Basically it just seems way too arbitrary to me.

    I think the best thing to do would be to mandate that any player that is hurt enough to stop the game should be forced to sit out a certain number of plays (I’m thinking 5). I think this is far easier to regulate, and given the egos of most of these guys I think it would be tough for them to accept that they would have to sit out in what would be a crucial time in the game if the opposing team is in the no huddle.

    Just my two pennies

  5. “I don’t fake nothing.”
    That’s hilarious! That’s an admission! He must have been sleeping during English class.

  6. Alright, you’ve beaten me down. The Giants should be stripped of the victory and booted out of the league for being the first team to do this. As for Grant, he should be imprisoned.

    Clearly this is the biggest scandal to hit the NFL since Peyton Manning wore black high tops to honor Johnny Unitas and blatantly violated the dress code.

  7. Alright, faking injuries is pretty cheap, but I’ve officially expended all the outrage I could on this topic. It happens, they can’t catch them, let’s move on. Dead horse=beaten

  8. Perhaps, to appease all the offended NFL fans (and PFT writers), the Giants should be stripped of all past victories and forfeit all this seasons games. Then they should all come out to the 50 yard line and say in unison “We’re sorry.” and crawl back to their locker room with their tails tucked firmly between their legs.

    Yep, the Giants…the FIRST team to ever fake an injury.

  9. First off let me say that the Giants DID deserve to win the game and honestly, alot of teams do this, BUT most dont get caught on MNF doing this.

    As for Grant, if you are trying to say that you dont fake things, don’t use a double negative, it makes you either A) admit you fake things or B) looks as if you failed English class and i admit, i dont speak proper English well, but when you are under fire for faking injuries, you may want to choose your words wisely.

  10. well the giants r scummy. they are finaly realizing their D is total garbage and cant stop a team with who as their wide outs? whos the biggest name i think sims-walker or avery? i mean come on they had no jackson and they were destroying that D till the giants pulled out their secet move. Act like a 3 year old and pretend to be hurt so they can get a cookie when they get to the bench. The giants are only on the way down this yr.

  11. bucsballer says:
    Sep 21, 2011 6:18 PM
    well the giants r scummy. they are finaly realizing their D is total garbage and cant stop a team with who as their wide outs? whos the biggest name i think sims-walker or avery? i mean come on they had no jackson and they were destroying that D till the giants pulled out their secet move. Act like a 3 year old and pretend to be hurt so they can get a cookie when they get to the bench. The giants are only on the way down this yr.

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    Awfully clever. Writing like a three year old in order to drive home your point on how the Giants acted. Kudos, sir, kudos.

  12. I am thinking along the lines of MrFusion.

    My thought was instead of having injured players sit out only 1 play, have them sit out for the rest of the current possession, or as MrFusion said a set number of plays.

    I agree with those who have basically said “enough with the timeout penalty idea, PFT!” It just doesn’t make sense.

  13. What about this for a rule modification: if a defensive player is injured, the team cannot change personnel (except for the injured player of course) unless the offensive team changes personnel.

  14. Bucsballer:

    You do realize they were one for four in the red zone right? It’s not like the rams scored every time except the injury play. He ade a savvy play to better his chances to win. Especially considering you can’t even get in trouble for doing it. The day one of your fav teams gets beat cause they couldn’t sub and lose a game, you’ll all be thinking where is our deon grant?

  15. What an unethical sack of crap. Honestly – those east coast teams… is cheating all they know? If it’s not the Patriots’ scandal, it’s the sideline of the Jets trying to injure a Dolphin… and now this.

    Men – if you can’t win on merit, you don’t deserve the win. End of story.

  16. I like the idea of making a player sit out the rest of the possesion. But it doesn’t have to be the injured player. Let the other team pick which player sits out.

  17. They both looked like soccer floppers only worse, because this is the NFL. Fans of the Giants should wear bags over their heads. What a joke. It’s embarrassing for the entire team and you can bet many of their teammates aren’t happy about it either (if they have any self-respect.) Man up for crying out loud.

  18. “I don’t fake nothing,” Grant said. “How can another person that’s not in your body tell you when you’re faking an injury?”
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    Ummmm……by watching the television?

  19. jimbobobjr says:
    Sep 21, 2011 5:49 PM
    “I don’t fake nothing.”
    That’s hilarious! That’s an admission! He must have been sleeping during English class.

    He wasn’t sleeping during English class. He was home, faking an illness.

  20. Mr. Fusion: excellent post! If the league were to limit this sort of infraction to hurry-up situations it would largely preclude teams from sending in a scrub to “get hurt” and miss those five (or whatever) plays.

    Deon Grant: you ought to take lessons from soccer players on how to properly and convincingly flop. Or European basketball players; they’re accomplished floppers, too.

  21. Guys seriously – Grant doesn’t even know what “double negative” means.

    Heck – he thinks the term “double entendre” refers to something you get at taco bell

  22. Deon Grant was getting run ragged by Sam Bradford. The only reason why they won was because of the Rams shooting themselves in the foot….4 Times!! That’s right, everyone of the Giants scores were from Rams mistakes.

    Bradford torched the Giants secondary, and made a veteran safety a laughing stock of the NFL.

    The Giants are trash, and they will be lucky to win 5 games this year. Lucky enough they play the 49ers and Seahawks so I guess that’s the only 2 sure wins.

    Oh and Tom Coughlan’s excuse for the faking was just as bad and he should have been fined as well. Telling the media and NFL that “one guy tripped and other cramped up”. What a freaking joke.

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