Grant mad over talk of faking injury, claims he did no wrong

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A somewhat miffed Deon Grant denied faking an injury to slow down the St. Louis Rams' no-huddle offense and give the New York Giants' defense time to rest in Monday night's game.

The veteran safety insisted Wednesday he hurt his right knee making a tackle on Cadillac Williams after an 8-yard run late in the first quarter.

"I could see if I was walking and fell," Grant said. "When you see after I made that tackle and bang my knee on that play, you see me bending my knee as I am walking. ... (Teammate Justin) Tuck is walking behind me and saying 'D don't run off the field. Just go down.' As I am walking, they line up, and knowing that I can't get back in my position because of the knee injury, I went down."

The Rams told the NFL on Tuesday they suspected Tom Coughlin's team was faking injuries, and quarterback Sam Bradford added it was obvious the Giants were wasting time.

On Wednesday, the NFL sent a memo to all 32 teams warning of fines, suspensions and loss of draft picks if it determines players faked injuries during a game.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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