i believe they were out of timeouts, i believe the faking player should have to sit out at least the next quarter.steelerfan58 said:Shady, yes. But it is legal. Its not as if they were videotaping defensive signals and correlating them with down and distance or anything like that. That is the reason that you get charged with a timeout inside of two minutes if you have an injury.
Yep--I bet they get right on that one.nfl said:When asked for a comment on the situation, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello pointed to the league rule that states: "The Competition Committee deprecates feigning injuries, with subsequent withdrawal, to obtain a timeout without penalty. Coaches are urged to cooperate in discouraging this practice. If a player or club admits to it, the action would be subject to discipline."