Sam Pittman calls out Missouri for faking injuries
One of the hottest topics in college football over the past few seasons has been faked injuries. Fans on social media, sometimes with video evidence, and coaches will call out the opposing team’s players for appearing to suddenly collapse and stop the clock when the offense has obvious momentum and is one the march to score, often when moving at a quick tempo.
Sam Pittman appeared to lob that accusation at Mizzou on Saturday, In a postgame press conference clip shared by Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette multimedia reporter Seth Campbell, the Arkansas coach noted that a number of Mizzou players “got hurt and came back today.” His comment about “integrity of the game” is also sure to add even more intensity to the Battle Line Rivalry.
“I don’t know if the kids were hurt or not, but there was a lot of them. There is no penalty for that. Again I’m not a medical doctor but there were a lot of kids that got hurt and came back today. That’s not the integrity of the game in my opinion.” – Sam Pittman pic.twitter.com/kKnTNLd0oh
— Seth Campbell (@SethCampbell5) December 5, 2020
Pittman certainly wasn’t alone in accusing Eli Drinkwitz’s squad of faking injuries.
Come on… how are these refs not seeing these fake injuries?
— FQArkansas (@FQArkansas) December 5, 2020
Watch for the fake Missouri injury Hogs are moving
— Kevin M. (@KevLRNE) December 5, 2020
The fake injuries from mizzou is getting out of control lol
— NBA CHAMPION ANTHONY DAVIS SUPPORTER (@_justinrhoads) December 5, 2020
Agreed. Did you see this fake injury? pic.twitter.com/Lv8l8TMTZU
— Matt Shepherd (@MattShepherd16) December 5, 2020
Another FAKE injury
— Joe 🅰️ Hog 🐗🐗🐗 (@fudgeja) December 5, 2020
Again Mizzou? With the fake injury? Yall suck.
— Caleb Neil Manning (@manndogg18) December 5, 2020
— Jake Ford (@fordja10) December 5, 2020
How many more injuries are you gonna fake? @MizzouFootball
— Chaz Marple (@bigdaddychazzy) December 5, 2020
Eli having his guys fake injuries when Arkansas goes tempo. What a joke
— Adam Lucas (@Adam_Lucas) December 5, 2020
We get a 1st down and Missouri fakes an injury… imagine that!
— Chad Hardin (@ChadHardin18) December 5, 2020
Missouri has used the fake injury consistently today #ARKvsMIZ
— Calvin Daniels (@calvindanielsll) December 5, 2020
Another fake injury for Mizz!
— R. B. S. (@RodneySmith1971) December 5, 2020
And another fake injury by Misery…. wow
— Alex Zulpo (@alexzulpo_501) December 5, 2020
can the sec make a ruling on the number of fake injuries you can have a game.. mizzou is way over the limit
— Gary Price (@Price10Tag) December 5, 2020
— Ben Gilbert (@Cygnus912) December 5, 2020
Missouri should be fined for this many fake injuries. No integrity from Drinkwitz
— Tony Zamboni (@TaylorMcKnight3) December 5, 2020