Sanders and the Steelers Fined for “Fake” Injury vs Bengals

The NFL has determined that the “injury” Emmanuel Sanders suffered vs the Bengals was indeed a fake, and the team was fined along with the wide out.

The NFL has fined both the Steelers and Sanders a whopping $50,000 for faking an injury in an October 21st game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Steelers were fined $35,000 and Sanders $15,000 by the league for the incident, which occurred in the final minutes of a 24-17 victory against the Bengals.

Sanders said his leg cramped when he fell to the ground after the play with 5:42 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Steelers leading, 24-17. They went on to win the game by a touchdown.

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.


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