Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 10/20/14
The National Football League is reviewing a play during the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals in which Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders faked an injury to allow his team to substitute personnel, reports Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com. With the Steelers facing third-and-11 with six minutes left in the game, Pittsburgh wanted to substitute but didn’t have time to do it without picking up a delay of game penalty. So Sanders — one of the players who was supposed to come off — simply fell to the ground pretending to be hurt, which caused a clock stoppage that allowed the Steelers to get the correct personnel on the field. Smith notes that it was “incredibly” obvious Sanders was faking the injury, and NBC announcer Al Michaels noted that the NFL may have something to say. The NFL has said that Sanders hasn’t been summoned by the commissioner and has yet to be fined or disciplined, but they are still reviewing the situation. While it doesn’t look like Sanders will be punished in this case, the occurrence on National television could result in the NFL looking into changing the rules and penalization of faking an injury. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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