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Old 08-23-2007   #1
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Default Bettis said he faked injury to keep Steelers from cutting him

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jerome Bettis, the No. 5 rusher in NFL history, claims in a new book that he faked a knee injury during training camp in 2000 so the Pittsburgh Steelers wouldn't cut him and install Richard Huntley as the starter.

Bettis was worried offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride favored Huntley over him and the Steelers were ready to let Bettis go, partly so they wouldn't have to give him a new contract. Huntley had just signed a $4 million, three-year contract.

"Man, did I do a nice job of acting," Bettis wrote in the book, "The Bus: My Life in and Out of a Helmet." "The thing is, I wasn't faking that I had an injury. I was just faking that the injury happened on that short-yardage play. I had to fool the coaches and the team's medical department into thinking the injury had occurred on that play. Otherwise, the Steelers would have had their reason to cut me and my salary."
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Jerome Bettis, the No. 5 rusher in NFL history, claims in a new book that he faked a knee injury during training camp in 2000 so the Pittsburgh Steelers wouldn't cut him and install Richard Huntley as the starter.

Bettis was worried offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride favored Huntley over him and the Steelers were ready to let Bettis go, partly so they wouldn't have to give him a new contract. Huntley had just signed a $4 million, three-year contract.

"Man, did I do a nice job of acting," Bettis wrote in the book, "The Bus: My Life in and Out of a Helmet." "The thing is, I wasn't faking that I had an injury. I was just faking that the injury happened on that short-yardage play. I had to fool the coaches and the team's medical department into thinking the injury had occurred on that play. Otherwise, the Steelers would have had their reason to cut me and my salary."
I think that this is all kinds of sorry.
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Default Re: Bettis faked injury?

I heard that this morning on the radio...

I don't know what to think about it...
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Default Re: Bettis faked injury?

Mike Golic had a great take on it this morning on Mike and Mike, and I see his point.. When it is your career on the line, you do what you need to do..And if what he said is what happened, far be it for me to tell him otherwise.
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This is all kinds of stupid. Sure, this type of dishonesty regarding injuries occurs in the league. Often with the clubs' knowledge, so they can keep a player's rights without using a roster spot. But to say it aloud? Not a good idea. When Bettis is up for the HOF in 5 years, will this admission come back to hurt his election? It very well could.
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I heard that this morning on the radio...

I don't know what to think about it...
yeah, I feel the same way.

I understand his logic, though, but it is kinda' weird to hear him openly admit it. I probably would have kept that one to myself, all things considered. But he is selling a book now...
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