Faking injuries – or, at least, exaggerating injuries – to slow down a team’s offense is unfortunately a part of today’s football.
Earlier this year, Florida State head coach Willie Taggart says he believed Virginia Tech’s defenders were doing it. Then, this past weekend, it seemed like the Seminoles’ players were doing it against Syracuse.
Now, a new video has surfaced, appearing to show a Purdue player telling a teammate to go down with an injury.
Check it out:
Bro what is this? Watch 98 tell 46 to go down, to stop our tempo… Clear as day pic.twitter.com/hnD6WhIy8d
— Sean *Archon (@ArchonRL) September 16, 2018
It’s clear as day that the player goes to the ground after his teammate points at it, but it’s possible that the player was truly injured and his teammate just wanted him to not play hurt.
Regardless, Missouri ended up winning the game, 40-37.