Edelman hit the deck while committing offensive pass interference and lay momentarily lay motionless on the ground, hoping to distract refs from the infraction. It did not work.
Edelman then missed a quarter to be evaluated for the fake concussion.
Via USA Today:
“Edelman had to leave the game to undergo the league’s concussion protocol, only returning in the fourth quarter. It was also an injury that, after the game, Edelman admitted he was “trying to sell.”
After the game, Edelman came clean. “I was trying to sell it,” a smiling Edelman said of his playacting on the turf. “Hopefully, they didn’t see it.”
Edelman finished with 5 catches for 72 yards and the Patriots still won.
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