League clears Giants of fake-injury allegations

The SportsXchange

The NFL will issue no punishment to the New York Giants after the league reviewed whether Giants players Dan Connor and Cullen Jenkins deliberately tried to slow the Dallas Cowboys offense by faking injuries, ESPN reported Tuesday.

The league had distributed a memo to teams last week saying teams that feign injuries to impede an opposing offense would be subject to discipline.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and quarterback Tony Romo suggested the Giants violated the league policy in Sunday's game.

The Cowboys did not file an official complaint, and Giants coach Tom Coughlin denied the accusation Monday.

Connor did not return to the game after suffering what the team described as a "burner," which is a spinal injury.

Jenkins did return, and the team never announced what his injury was.

However, the NFL found no basis for punishment, according to the report.
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