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League sends memo to teams on fake injuries

Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:42 pm
 
The NFL just a short time ago reminded all of its teams that players faking injuries would not be tolerated.

The crucial part of the memo reads: "Going forward, be advised that should the league office determine that there is reasonable cause, all of those suspected of being involved in faking injuries will be summoned promptly to this office in New York to discuss the matter. Those found to be violators will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action for conduct detrimental to the game. Discipline coiuld include fines of coaches, players, and clubs, suspensions or forfeiture of draft choices."

Very smart move by the NFL to do this. The issue was picking up steam publicly. Now it's mostly dead. For now.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 7:03 am
 

League sends memo to teams on fake injuries




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:46 am
 

League sends memo to teams on fake injuries

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Since: Feb 9, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 9:02 am
 

League sends memo to teams on fake injuries

The easiest one to stop fake injuries is to make any injuried player sit out the remainder of the half before coming back in.  This means if injured in 1st half, he can comeback in 2nd half.  If injuried in 2nd half, he is out for rest of game.  This would cut down on amount of fake injuries.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 8:19 pm
 

League sends memo to teams on fake injuries

That whole game was BUSH League.  The Giants are BUSH League, BOTH guys running at NFL Top speed 1 PLAY later, after sitting 45 seconds?  BS.

What is REALLY BUSH LEAGUE is Brandon THREE DOLLAR BILL Stokely BUSH League grabbing the Ram D-Back's Jeresey, then acting like he was interfered with. 

Their USED to be a CODE of professinalism, and if not, at LEAST toughness.  This was pathetic.

To TOP it off, the REferees called FOUR phantom calls to appease the Big Apple Faithful, at CRITICAL times, to keep drives going.

That performance was a JOKE.  Terrible.  This is the FIRST time I have complained about stuff like this, but it was on NAtional TElevision, and it was embarassing - WOULD have been embarassing even if it was My OWN favorite team doing the BUSH LEAGUE stuff

National FIXED League strikes again



Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 6:24 pm
 

League sends memo to teams on fake injuries

Again, so pull them off the field.  We don't need to talk about proving and fining and all that stuff.  You go down, you sit out.  Simple.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 6:14 pm
 

League sends memo to teams on fake injuries

I agree with the NFL's position on this issue, however, I don't believe that they will be able to prove injuries, legitimate or not, as easily as one might think.  To summon a coach, player, team physician or all three to New York and start asking questions of them is one thing, but to actually prove that a player wasn't legitimately injured will require the NFL to have its own staff of physicians to verify an apparent injury as well as the report of that player's team physician, who will likely provide a specific injury which is either very difficult or impossible to prove (assuming the injury wasn't legitimate).  The team Doctor will almost certainly be bending, if not breaching his professional code of ethics in favor of his job at the direction of team brass.  Illegitimate injuries will almost certainly still occur, regardless of what the NFL does, as the bottom line is winning.  Above all, these purported injuries will be dealt with post-game and will still be responsible for a team losing its momentum and allowing the opposition a breather.  It's going to be interesting to see how this issue unfolds.



Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 6:10 pm
 

League sends memo to teams on fake injuries

I still don't understand why we're not talking about the obvious solution here...and it fits perfectly into the new "safe" NFL.  If you go down hurt on a play and you hold up the ensuing play, you're out of the posssession - both for evaluation and to prevent faking.  Simple.  AND there's no need for the ref's judgment.


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