January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) is led off the field after suffering an injury against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Aqib Talib says New England Patriots file fake injury reports


The New England Patriots are one of the most prestigious professional sports teams in the world, but they’re also the most shady as well. From the infamous Spygate scandal to the way Bill Belichick likes to grunt, mumble and shrug his way through most public interactions with other human beings, the Patriots are as mysterious as they are prestigious.

One thing that they apparently like to do, is dance around the injury reports that come out each week by filing utterly untrue information about their players. That’s what now former Patriots players Brandon Spikes and Aqib Talib have said since leaving New England for other teams.

Per ESPN.com, Aqib Talib states he never had a hip injury in 2013 despite it being listed on numerous injury reports throughout the season.

“The Patriots have their way of reporting stuff, but I haven’t had a hip problem since Tampa,” Talib said. “The injury I had was actually a quad injury. It was reported as a hip injury, but that’s how they do things.”

Similarly, linebacker Brandon Spikes says he was put on IR, but he was never injured. We sort of figured his trip to the IR was behavior related, but it reinforces the idea that the Patriots are as shady as they’ve ever been.

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  • Alphonse Corbett

    If not injured, what was wrong with Aqib then?

  • Mike Farmer

    Just spoiled Athletes venting.

  • @hghworks

    Gotta play them this year Talib,I see a lot of crossing routes

  • RealityCheck

    Quad/Hip…….semantics. Truth is Talib disappeared on the team 2 years in a row when they needed him most. He should be kissing BB butt since no other team wanted him when the Bucs sent him packing and he is now top 2-3 paid CBs in the league. As for Spikes……he couldn’t run in his last game so I guess he was faking it if there was no injury. Its fashionable to shoot your way out of Foxboro because those players are usually replaced with a perceived lesser talent until that lesser talent shines in their system while those that leave crash and burn. Lone exception is Vinitieri who actually continued on his path of excellence. No one else though. Sucks to get old and worthless as a player…