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Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Admits to Lying/Cheating, Now The NFL is Looking Into it
On Monday, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll stated on his radio show that CB Richard Sherman played the second half of the season with a ‘significant’ knee injury. That has drawn the attention of the league office.
The NFL is now looking into why Carroll failed to list their star cornerback on the injury report over that stretch, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 17, 2017
Carroll claims he had no clue that Sherman wasn’t listed on the injury report.
“Honestly, I didn’t realize we hadn’t revealed it,’’ Carroll said of the knee injury during his press conference, an injury he referred to as “legit,” which is how he generally describes significant injuries.
“I don’t even remember what game it was, it was somewhere in the middle … I don’t know,” Carroll said. “He was fine about it. He didn’t miss anything. The same with (quarterback) Russell (Wilson), he was fine about it. I don’t know how they do that, but they did.”
Asked a follow-up about why Sherman was not listed on the injury report, Carroll said “I don’t know. I’m feeling like I screwed that up with not telling you that because that happened, but he was OK. So I don’t know. He never missed anything, which is probably why.”
Carroll said Sherman would not need off-season surgery for the injury.”
NFL rules state that violations of the injury report policy could include fines, suspensions, or forfeited draft picks.
Sherman finished the season with four interceptions, 13 passes defensed, and 59 total tackles.