November 6th, 2013 01:15 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Anthony Swain, AU, Auburn, Overtime Page, TV
If you happened to see this…
… during Auburn’s 35-17 win at Arkansas on Saturday, you probably thought the same thing everyone else thought — linebacker Anthony Swain was faking an injury and he was coached to do so. Arkansas had just converted a fourth-and-three play and would go on to cash in on the scoring drive, cutting into Auburn’s lead.
“At the time I did not see it happen, but after watching the TV copy I could see why people questioned it. I’ve coached for 23 years and I’ve never told any player to fake an injury…
I promise you this, moving forward there will be no questionable issues like that again.”
Pretty definitive. No word, however, on whether Malzahn has ever told an assistant to tell a player to fake an injury.
Swain is expected to return from his “bruised knee” on Saturday when Auburn rolls into Tennessee with its top 10 record.
You can watch Malzahn’s presser on our Overtime Page.
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