Crampgate: Emmanuel Sanders Invited To New York To Talk About Cramp
Do you remember that sudden cramp Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders fell victim to in the Sunday night game over the Cincinnati Bengals?
Well, it appears that the league wants Sanders to come to New York to discuss it, according to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio.
“I actually have to go to New York for that, it\’s kind of crazy,” Sanders said Tuesday on DVE. “I have to go out there. They don\’t think that I cramped, believe it or not.”
It is hard to say whether or not the trip to New York will result in Sanders getting fined, but you can bet that the league has had about enough of players faking injuries in order to stop the clock.
Sanders is standing by the cramp story. “I definitely cramped; it doesn\’t even make sense,” the third year wide receiver said. “I don\’t understand, why would I fake a cramp? We were up by seven points and we had two timeouts.”
We will have to see how all of this plays out, but it was pretty obvious what really happened. He and the trainers did do a good acting job, but I do not think the league office wants to give him an award for it.
While in New York, perhaps Sanders should remind the league office that the Steelers were denied a timeout earlier in the game.