Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has to meet with the league office after his perfectly timed cramping incident that took place during the team’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals last week. The Steelers were in danger of running the playclock to zero when Sanders grabbed his leg and fell to the ground.
Immediately following the play, NBC analyst Chris Collinsworth called Sanders out for faking the cramp. “That is a savvy play, let’s call it that, on the part of the Pittsburgh Steelers,” he said.
Now, Sanders will have to meet with the NFL league office because of the incident.
“I actually have to go to New York for that, it’s kind of crazy,” Sanders said, per Mike Prisuta of WDVE-FM. “I have to go out there. They don’t think that I cramped, believe it or not.”
“I don’t know why, though. I definitely cramped; it doesn’t even make sense. I don’t understand, why would I fake a cramp? We were up by seven points and we had two timeouts.”
If Sanders sticks to his story that it was a sudden cramp while he is meeting with the league office, there isn’t much they can do. When you re-watch the play, it does look like Sanders is faking the injury but only he knows and it will be hard to prove that he is lying.
What do you think? Watch this GIF from the Steelers Depot and let us know if you think Sanders cramp was fake or legit.