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Deon Grant claims he wasn’t faking

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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.

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51 Responses to “Deon Grant claims he wasn’t faking”
  1. jaggedmark says: Sep 21, 2011 5:42 PM

    Grant should be fined for faking, AND LYING!

  2. geemoney713 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:43 PM

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

  3. wadecounty93 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:43 PM

    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!

  4. djmoore914 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:45 PM

    “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.

  5. mrfusion123 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:45 PM

    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

  6. ar1888 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:45 PM

    “Dont fake nothing”, is a double negative. He is saying he was faking.

  7. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Sep 21, 2011 5:45 PM

    B.S. to everything he said. Here’s a tip. If you ARE going to fake it, don’t make it worse by lying about it. Just keep your mouth shut. And maybe take an acting class or two…

  8. cakemixa says: Sep 21, 2011 5:47 PM

    Too bad his whole team is a fake and probably won’t even go over .500 this year.

  9. footballguru80 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:47 PM

    So now Grant is a pansy and a LIAR.

  10. 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.

  11. naeem42 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:49 PM

    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.

  12. stro210 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:51 PM

    Enough already. Just milking the teet of this story till the very last drop. Let it go children

  13. Slim Charles says: Sep 21, 2011 5:52 PM

    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

  14. claymath52 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:52 PM

    Oh NO! Football is becoming Soccer!!!

  15. stinkfingers says: Sep 21, 2011 5:54 PM

    You can pedal your BS somewhere else, Grant. We’re all stocked up here.

  16. gcsuk says: Sep 21, 2011 5:58 PM

    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.

  17. trbowman says: Sep 21, 2011 5:59 PM

    Does anyone believe him?

    If so, get in touch with me. I have some ocean front property in Montana you might be interested in…..

  18. jimmytwotimes says: Sep 21, 2011 5:59 PM

    Andy Reid would have thrown a red flag and challenged ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and lost again !

  19. mwcarolina says: Sep 21, 2011 6:09 PM

    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.

  20. 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.

  21. tiffpats4eva says: Sep 21, 2011 6:22 PM

    Oh please.

  22. benwaballs11 says: Sep 21, 2011 6:25 PM

    WWF

  23. naeem42 says: Sep 21, 2011 6:35 PM

    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.

    ______________________________

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

  24. NoWearMan says: Sep 21, 2011 6:41 PM

    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.

  25. bcgreg says: Sep 21, 2011 6:43 PM

    The medical world is full of fraudulent claims.

  26. raiderspy1 says: Sep 21, 2011 7:28 PM

    Lets say he is by far the worst actor ever!

  27. drmonkeyarmy says: Sep 21, 2011 7:48 PM

    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.

  28. steelerfan999 says: Sep 21, 2011 7:48 PM

    DID HE WATCH THE SAME REPLAY I WATCHED.WHAT A JOKE.

  29. profootballwalk says: Sep 21, 2011 7:49 PM

    Sounds like my ex-wife. Really, honey, I’m not faking!

  30. valman61 says: Sep 21, 2011 7:50 PM

    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?

  31. steelerfan999 says: Sep 21, 2011 7:55 PM

    KARMA GOT THE GIANTS BACK TODAY,HIXON OUT FOR THE YEAR WITH A TORN ACL,INJURY NOT FAKE.

  32. ravensfan4life52 says: Sep 21, 2011 8:20 PM

    gotta love censorship

  33. VikesPrincess (Lisa) says: Sep 21, 2011 8:26 PM

    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.

  34. ctgiantfan says: Sep 21, 2011 8:29 PM

    How about we just shoot any player who can’t make it to the sidelines? That way we’ll all be sure he was really injured!

  35. gassiusclay says: Sep 21, 2011 8:39 PM

    CHILD PLEASE!!!

  36. upyoursnfu says: Sep 21, 2011 8:51 PM

    He should play world cup soccer

  37. yajas says: Sep 21, 2011 9:03 PM

    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.

  38. stellarperformance says: Sep 21, 2011 9:05 PM

    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.

  39. stellarperformance says: Sep 21, 2011 9:08 PM

    “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?”
    —————————————————————–

    Ummmm……by watching the television?

  40. rcali says: Sep 21, 2011 9:36 PM

    Yeah, I don’t believe acting is in his future but he would make a great government official!

  41. rcali says: Sep 21, 2011 9:40 PM

    Also, English teacher probably not post football career.

  42. ravensfan4life52 says: Sep 21, 2011 9:43 PM

    you might not have been faking it, but I’m sure your wife/girlfriend was.

  43. buffaloblows says: Sep 21, 2011 10:17 PM

    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.

  44. Andre's Johnson says: Sep 21, 2011 10:53 PM

    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.

  45. seahawks12thman says: Sep 21, 2011 11:04 PM

    theres a reason we cut you Deon. Your old so the only way to make an impact on D is to fake an injury.

  46. crise40g says: Sep 21, 2011 11:41 PM

    And the Oscar goes to…

    …not you Deon Grant.

  47. j0esixpack says: Sep 21, 2011 11:51 PM

    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

  48. jogante says: Sep 22, 2011 12:42 AM

    I saw him fake it on live national TV.

  49. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 22, 2011 1:23 AM

    Anyone who touts “Karma” (which is frequent on sports msg boards for some reason) is a huge faag. That’s some vindictive, WOMANLY ish.

  50. dafranchize says: Sep 22, 2011 2:55 AM

    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.

  51. hatrhurter says: Sep 22, 2011 10:55 AM

    upyoursnfu says:
    Sep 21, 2011 8:51 PM
    He should play world cup soccer

    no, most of them are way better actors.

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