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truesteelerfan
11-09-2012, 01:59 PM
According to a tweet from Jason La Canfora and found on BleacherReport.com:


The Steelers, and WR Emmanuel Sanders fined a total of $50K for him faking an injury vs. Bengals a few weeks back. More ahead @CBSSports.com

What a bunch of crap - he had a cramp right - how can they prove that wrong unless Sanders admitted it?
:doh:

PhantomJB93
11-09-2012, 02:02 PM
According to a tweet from Jason La Canfora and found on BleacherReport.com:


The Steelers, and WR Emmanuel Sanders fined a total of $50K for him faking an injury vs. Bengals a few weeks back. More ahead @CBSSports.com

What a bunch of crap - he had a cramp right - how can they prove that wrong unless Sanders admitted it?
:doh:

If he admitted it, they're right to fine him. If he didn't and they're just going on a hunch, I'd be furious if I were Sanders.

Darkstorm05
11-09-2012, 02:08 PM
If he admitted it, they're right to fine him. If he didn't and they're just going on a hunch, I'd be furious if I were Sanders.

Deny until you die. If he denied it and still took a fine, it's union time. I'd be all over Twitter screaming about how the league fined me for being hurt, player safety hypocrites, blah blah blah.

truesteelerfan
11-09-2012, 02:17 PM
Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers fined for fake injury
Posted by Michael David Smith on November 9, 2012, 2:06 PM EST

Getty ImagesThe NFL has investigated the alleged cramp that Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders got at a convenient time in Week Seven against the Bengals, and the league’s conclusion is clear: Fake, fake, fake, fake.

Sanders has been fined $15,000 for faking an injury and the Steelers have been fined $35,000, the league confirmed today. In a letter to the Steelers and G.M. Kevin Colbert, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson made it clear that the league office believes Sanders is lying when he claims that he suffered a cramp and had to leave the game for one play — at a time when the Steelers wanted to substitute for him but didn’t have time to do it without getting a delay of game penalty.

“Despite the account given by Sanders during our November 2nd meeting, neither the video sequence of the pertinent plays nor the observations of the on-field official support Sanders’s contention that he was in severe pain, either before, while falling to the ground, lying on the ground, or when he was being assisted in leaving the field,” Anderson wrote. “Moreover, after missing the one play that is mandatory pursuant to the playing rules, and receiving no apparent treatment, Sanders returned to the game for a fourth down punt, on which he out sprinted all of his teammates 26 yards down the field, arriving at the ball ahead of all other Pittsburgh players, and then downing the ball. The video of the play shows Sanders running swiftly and effortlessly toward the punted ball, and then leaving the field with no sign of discomfort. Sanders also played the rest of the game without difficulty. Finally, there is no indication that Sanders has had prior cramping issues while in the NFL, and no Steelers’ medical records or information of any kind were presented that would support a finding that he incurred a cramp that was both as serious and as transient as Sanders suggests.”

Anderson said in his letter that he had no evidence that the Steelers or their coaching staff encouraged the fake injury. If he did have any such evidence, Anderson said, the penalty would have been much more severe than a $35,000 fine.

Both Sanders and the Steelers have the right to appeal. They’d probably be wise just to accept their punishment and move on, accepting the fact that this punishment is not particularly harsh, considering how obvious it was that Sanders was faking.

steelfury02
11-09-2012, 02:33 PM
tools

Fire Arians
11-09-2012, 02:59 PM
and james harrison suspended for 2 weeks, coach tomlin fined $100,000 for beating the giants, a game that he was supposed to throw

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stb_steeler
11-09-2012, 03:02 PM
Did we not witness a giants player doin the same thing the other year?
Did he get anything for it? I dont remember if he did or not.

Darkstorm05
11-09-2012, 03:18 PM
Did we not witness a giants player doin the same thing the other year?
Did he get anything for it? I dont remember if he did or not.

Yes. He got a Superbowl ring for it. Hopefully Sanders will, too.

Hawaii 5-0
11-09-2012, 04:00 PM
Steelers fined $35,000, Emmanuel Sanders fined $15,000 for allegedly faking injury

By Neal Coolong on Nov 9

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The NFL has never needed evidence to do what it feels it must to protect the integrity of a game that allows dances in the end zone as a means of marketing.

So we're clear, it costs $15,750 for a defensive player to hit a receiver in the head (whether flags are thrown for that, or whether the defensive player even hits the receiver in the head is a different story).

It costs a receiver $15,000 and his team $35,000 if that player gets a leg cramp during a fourth quarter drive.

Those are the amounts Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders and the Steelers were fined, respectively, for Sanders' alleged "fake" leg cramp during the Steelers' 24-17 win over Cincinnati in Week 7.

Sanders sat out one play while drinking water or Gatorade while trainers massaged his calf.

Troy Polamalu suffered an injury to his calf in the Steelers' win over Philadelphia, and hobbled off the field in a similar fashion. The league bought the notion he was actually hurt when he missed the team's next four games. Apparently, though, he would not have been allowed to return without being subjected to a fine.

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz physically displayed all the symptoms of being hit in the head by Steelers safety Ryan Clark in the Steelers' 24-20 win in Week 9. Replay clearly shows he wasn't hit anywhere near his head.

Cruz laid all but motionless on the ground, convincing the back judge Clark must have hit him in the head. Cruz miraculously got up from his chalk-outlined body after the official threw a flag, penalizing the Steelers 15 yards for a "blow to the head."

No statement from the league has been released on whether Cruz will be subjected to the same punishment, begging the question, why should a receiver fake a leg cramp when he'd get 15 yards and a free timeout if he acted like he got hit in the head?

We all know these questions will never be answered, nor will ones pertaining to the randomly below acceptable level of officiating from that Week 9 game.

Chalk it up to "Us Against The World," which, for the Steelers, has made an unexpected yet dramatic comeback in 2012.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2012/11/9/3624142/steelers-emmanuel-sanders-fined-injury-week-7-bengals-nfl

FacemeIke
11-09-2012, 04:04 PM
Anderson said in his letter that he had no evidence that the Steelers or their coaching staff encouraged the fake injury. If he did have any such evidence, Anderson said, the penalty would have been much more severe than a $35,000 fine.
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You can fine an organization $35k for something they didn't know about or encourage? Wtf. I dont get why Rooney doesn't stand up to Fuhrer Goodell. He has a big enough name to put him in his place.

Men of Steel
11-09-2012, 04:04 PM
ONCE again the league under hitler goddell is just USING the Steelers to "send a message"... yet somehow never punishes the pretty teams of the NFL.

vindrow
11-09-2012, 04:09 PM
Now the question is are they going to fine Victor Cruz for faking a head injury after getting hit in the ribs:sofunny::chuckle:

pittpete
11-09-2012, 04:11 PM
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Hawaii 5-0
11-09-2012, 04:22 PM
Anderson said in his letter that he had no evidence that the Steelers or their coaching staff encouraged the fake injury. If he did have any such evidence, Anderson said, the penalty would have been much more severe than a $35,000 fine.
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You can fine an organization $35k for something they didn't know about or encourage? Wtf. I dont get why Rooney doesn't stand up to Fuhrer Goodell. He has a big enough name to put him in his place.

it would be interesting to see what would happen if the Rooneys just flat-out refused to pay the fine.

Steel_Bus_24
11-09-2012, 04:23 PM
what a crock of sh**......The Giants whole defense were faking multiple times last year against STL on MNF to stop their hurry up....what fines were they hit with

austinfrench76
11-09-2012, 05:36 PM
This is the players asscoaitions fault. I know that, they and we, wanted the game to get back sooner than later but allowing the league this much power is ridiculous. This won't stop especially considering the Steelers were the only team to vote against the CBA. Damn, that's just wrong. Maybe them hitting the Rooney's will make the organization stand up and fight back a little. I don't think he cramped up either but now a cramp is up to debate??????? Go Steelers!

mikegrimey
11-09-2012, 05:59 PM
I think he was faking and being a dick too
But
Don't think it's fair for the nfl to dish out fines for something that can't be proved

Eh, hopefully it gives the team another "us against the world" chip to play with. Seems like professionals play their best when they feel conspired against

Fire Arians
11-09-2012, 06:08 PM
Now the question is are they going to fine Victor Cruz for faking a head injury after getting hit in the ribs:sofunny::chuckle:

no kidding right? and he should get suspended since the giants are repeat offenders!

FanSince72
11-09-2012, 06:23 PM
Did we not witness a giants player doin the same thing the other year?
Did he get anything for it? I dont remember if he did or not.

Yes but he wasn't a Steeler Player!

Come on dude, get with the program -- Steelers bad, Steelers must be punished, Steelers are evil.

Curtain_of_Steel
11-09-2012, 06:46 PM
They deemed sanders is too dumb to fake an injury?lol

How much would it take to convince someone your leg cramped up? Seriously does it take a college MBA to be able to legitimize a leg cramp?

FanSince72
11-09-2012, 06:48 PM
They deemed sanders is too dumb to fake an injury?lol

How much would it take to convince someone your leg cramped up? Seriously does it take a college MBA to be able to legitimize a leg cramp?

I don't know about dumb, but he sure as hell didn't sell it very well.

tony hipchest
11-09-2012, 07:03 PM
sanders totally faked it. it was pretty obvious.

he overembellished it as if a shark took his leg and then he's back from something that severe after a sip of pedialyte and a to second rubdown?

i was embarrassed when i saw it, it was such a blatantly bad job of acting. the only thing that woulda made it more worse is if another teammate mistakenly fell down "injured" at the same time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY26rgd4aps

Riddle_Of_Steel
11-09-2012, 07:15 PM
Who cares?

tony hipchest
11-09-2012, 07:20 PM
Who cares?the steelers were fined by the nfl, therefor the MAJORITY of steelerfans care. outside of them, probably nobody but steeler haters.

:hunch:

wera176
11-10-2012, 12:33 PM
sanders totally faked it. it was pretty obvious.

he overembellished it as if a shark took his leg and then he's back from something that severe after a sip of pedialyte and a to second rubdown?

i was embarrassed when i saw it, it was such a blatantly bad job of acting. the only thing that woulda made it more worse is if another teammate mistakenly fell down "injured" at the same time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY26rgd4aps

^This. Should have kept him out a couple plays at least... :wink02:

Hawaii 5-0
11-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Steelers notebook: WR Sanders will appeal $15K fine

By Mark Kaboly
Published: Saturday, November 10, 2012

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Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders was helped off the field at Paul Brown Stadium in Oct. 21, 2012. Sanders was fined $15,000this week and is now appealing the fine

Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders will appeal a $15,000 fine the NFL levied against him for faking a leg injury late in the team’s 24-17 win at Cincinnati on Oct. 21.

“We are going to appeal it, and that’s it,” Sanders said Saturday.

The team was fined $35,000 because the league says it holds franchises accountable for their employees’ conduct. The Steelers had no comment whether they plan to appeal.

Sanders said he is in talks with his agent, Jordan Woy, and the NFL Players Association on a plan to appeal.

Sanders met with NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks at the team’s South Side facility Nov. 2.

Sanders said he had no indication a fine was looming.

The NFL typically does not announce fines unless they are requested by a player’s name. However, the league issued a news release detailing fines against Sanders and the Steelers.

Sanders wouldn’t say whether he believed the league was trying to make an example of him and the team.

“I don’t know what they were trying to do,” he said. “That’s not for me to think about. We are going to appeal it, and we will deal with it then.”

Willie Colon backed his teammate.

“Emmanuel is a stand-up guy, and he is going to do what he needs to do, and everything is going to work out,” Colon said.

INJURY UPDATE

Receiver Antonio Brown was ruled out for Monday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs with his ankle injury. Also ruled out were Marcus Gilbert (ankle), Troy Polamalu (calf) and Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring).

Running back Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) is listed as questionable.

For the Chiefs, defensive end Glenn Dorsey (calf) and quarterback Brady Quinn (head) are out.

With Brown out, Sanders will return punts. He prepped Saturday by catching punts during practice.

“It is all about repetitions,” Sanders said. “I prepared myself to take advantage of the opportunity.”

STAYING TOGETHER

The Steelers’ offensive line led the league in a dubious category last year: most combinations (26).

That’s changed significantly through the first half of this season, and it’s showing in the line’s performance. The Steelers have had only five combinations, with most of the turnover coming at right tackle.

“When you keep that five together and everybody is healthy, the sky is the limit,” Colon said. “We know that, and by God’s grace, we have been OK.”

The same group — Colon, Max Starks, Ramon Foster, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Adams — has played the past 132 offensive snaps together.

REDMAN LIKELY TO START

Running back Isaac Redman said he took the majority of first-team snaps during the week, which indicates he will start against the Chiefs. Jonathan Dwyer is also expected to see plenty of action.

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/2933456-85/sanders-appeal-fine-steelers-nfl-fines-injury-league-plan-receiver#ixzz2BrUdDPks

Darkstorm05
11-10-2012, 07:54 PM
This is actually an indirect result of the media trying to make up stories around Ben. Now, as we see in the clip below, Sanders falls, and Ben is concerned for his team mates health. He quickly realizes this is a very painful and serious quad cramp. He signals the coaches to let them know, as he's a team player.

Now, as we all know the media wants to make us all think Haley and Ben hate each other. Goodell buys into this, so when he reviews the tape of this incident, he thinks he just saw Ben point at Haley and signal him to kiss his ass. So he doesn't see the evidence that this is indeed a life threatening situation that Sanders is in. Boom, fines are levied, and everybody loses. Sanders could have been killed out there.

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FacemeIke
11-10-2012, 09:16 PM
It was a pretty blatant fake by Sanders, but I still don't get how you fine the organization 35k.

Hawaii 5-0
11-11-2012, 01:18 AM
Losing a TD, cash don't compare to Sanders' loss in 2011

November 11, 2012
By Dan Gigler / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It has been a rough few days for Emmanuel Sanders.

After a practice Thursday, he was razzed hard by his teammates for getting taken down by the punter on what should have been a touchdown a week ago in a win against the New York Giants.

"Slow Money," cornerback Keenan Lewis quipped about Sanders, a reference to the "Young Money" nickname of the Steelers wide receivers corps.

On Friday, "Slow Money" became "No Money" after being docked $15,000 by the NFL for what league officials felt was a feigned injury that allowed the Steelers to stop the clock without using a timeout in a late drive in an October victory at Cincinnati. On Saturday, Sanders said little on the matter other than he will appeal the levy.

But relative to where he was a year ago at this time, if this counts as a tough week for a third-year wide receiver -- one in which he prepares to start Monday night against Kansas City in place of an injured Antonio Brown -- he likely will take it.

He spent the second half of the 2011 season mired with injuries -- first a knee injury that cost him two games, then a foot injury that forced him out for three more.

Personally, he suffered the worst kind of loss. His mother, Stephanie, passed away suddenly Nov. 1, 2011 at 41.

"I had a lot of ups and downs and tough times with my mom passing away, and not being able to play," Sanders said. "The thing is -- it's life. Unfortunately, I thought it would never happen to me, but it did and it's a situation that -- I've got two [younger] sisters -- I had to handle."

Football became therapy as much as it was his livelihood.

"When I came to work, it exited my mind off of it," Sanders said. "I was always taught that once you cross over those lines, everything that's going on in your personal life -- forget about it and just singularly focus. This team, and playing football, helped me throughout that whole process."

His father, Joel, moved in with him in Pittsburgh not long after his mother's passing to help him cope with the loss and, as a professional cook, keep his son's training table up to snuff.

"He's like my personal chef -- he prepares meals for me, makes sure I'm eating the right stuff and keeping my weight up," Sanders said.

During training camp Sanders said he felt like a new man, no longer nagged by injuries and ready to come into his own. He has consistently produced at the third receiving spot, averaging 12.6 yards per reception over 24 catches, with his first touchdown reception coming against the Giants. He hopes to improve on those numbers starting in the No. 2 wideout position for Brown.

"He's been ready," Mike Wallace said. "He's a great player, he's always been ready -- I'm excited for him get his opportunity."

Standing out in the "Young Money" receiving corps is no small feat. Brown has exceptional hands. Wallace's speed is well-documented. For Sanders, it's being technically sound with his pass routes, something that fellow receiver Jerricho Cotchery noticed while still playing for the New York Jets, before joining Sanders as a teammate.

"When he came in as a rookie, you saw a guy who was pretty polished -- guys like that catch your eye," Cotchery said. "Everybody knew that if he was to stay healthy, he'd be a guy that would make plays and that's what he's doing right now."

Said Sanders: "I've always taken pride in perfecting route-running. In college, I used to study all the guys -- even guys that I played with. When I got here I studied Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes and Mike Wallace. I studied guys like Jerry Rice. I took pride in it and it all pays off. Once you do something so many times, it becomes part of you.

"It's attention to detail -- it's like playing golf -- you've got to be locked in and focused on every shot. So is route-running. You've got to take it one play at a time, one route at a time to be fundamentally sound.

"Nice crisp routes. It excites me when guys are like, 'that's a great route' -- I like to hear that."

Sanders showed he's a scoring threat on special teams, substituting for Brown as a punt returner last week, even if he did get caught by punter Steve Weatherford after a 63-yard fourth-quarter return.

"I got took down by a very athletic punter," he deadpanned.

Sanders will return punts again Monday but said he hasn't analyzed Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt's tackling ability.

"That, I don't know. But hopefully I can find out."

NOTES -- In addition to Sanders' fine, the Steelers also were fined $35,000 for the incident but offered no comment. ... Isaac Redman will start at running back for the second consecutive game with Jonathan Dwyer also ready to go after a quad injury kept him inactive last week. Rashard Mendenhall is listed as doubtful. Linebacker Chris Carter is questionable; safety Troy Polamalu, wide receiver Antonio Brown, tackle Marcus Gilbert and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester are out.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/losing-a-td-cash-dont-compare-to-sanders-loss-in-2011-661604/#ixzz2Bt8MsAYU

STEELERNATION657
11-11-2012, 02:43 PM
That a boy Goodell, keep screwing us over. We'll still be in the playoffs dispite your efforts. Go manage a chain of convenience stores, you would suck at that too. :mad:

ChristianKustomz
11-11-2012, 11:13 PM
I personally find it a disgrace the way that politics have entered this wonderful game. I miss the days that these guys played for blood and if someone got Hurt in the process...well it's all apart of the game. It's why girls don't play the game.

It really hurts the fans when politics destroy a perfectly fun and enjoyable game. It just makes me sick. Players faking injuries when we really need them to (in my opinion) Goodell scamming the fans to get his way regardless if it's fair or not. It just makes me sick!

GoFor7
11-12-2012, 01:28 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/11/league-says-sanders-appeal-will-be-handled-by-goodell/

League says Sanders appeal will be handled by Goodell
Posted by Mike Florio on November 11, 2012, 12:55 PM EST


Earlier today, we wrote that the appeal of Emmanuel Sanders‘ fake-injury fine will go to former coaches Ted Cottrell or Art Shell. That information came from a source close to Sanders.

The NFL tells PFT that the appeal will instead be handled by Commissioner Roger Goodell or his designee.

League spokesman Greg Aiello explained that Shell or Cottrell handle appeals involving player conduct against other players. The Collective Bargaining Agreement supports the league’s position; Article 46, Section 1(b) delegates to Cottrell or Shell only fines or suspensions for “unnecessary roughness or unsportsmanlike conduct on the playing field.”

So the distinction doesn’t arise simply from off-field versus on-field. Instead, Shell or Cottrell have jurisdiction over only a specific type of on-field conduct.

And they won’t have the final say over whether Sanders was faking his injury.

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HEIL GOODELL!