Tennessee caught blatantly faking injury to stop Auburn's offensive momentum
Staged “injuries” have been a problem in college football for years, especially over the last few seasons. Despite numerous complaints from coaches and fans, the sport hasn’t been able to do anything to stop seemingly healthy athletes from dropping to the ground to slow down the game.
Tennessee defender Tyler Baron was the latest player to conveniently get “injured” at a time Auburn had momentum on offense. Baron’s collapse got the attention of media members, including the ESPN broadcasters and SDS’ own Connor O’Gara.
Thoughts and prayers to this clearly injured Tennessee player. pic.twitter.com/wbx9YHRnny
— Connor O’Gara (@cjogara) November 22, 2020
Auburn’s drive ended in a field goal, giving AU a 13-10 lead in the third quarter. The lead is now 20-10 after Smoke Monday picked off Jarrett Guarantano and returned it for a touchdown.
Hopefully, Vols and Tigers players are able to avoid the sniper in Jordan-Hare.