Cal faked it: Line coach suspended for 'injuries' vs. Oregon

Cal faked it: Line coach suspended for 'injuries' vs. Oregon »Play Video
California head coach Jeff Tedford, center, walks off the field after game against Oregon in an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. Oregon defeated California 15-13. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

 

 

 

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - California defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi was suspended for Saturday's last-second loss to Washington after admitting he instructed a player to fake an injury in a 15-13 defeat at No. 1 Oregon on Nov. 13.

Athletic director Sandy Barbour made the announcement after the Golden Bears' 16-13 loss Saturday. Barbour said coach Jeff Tedford plans to keep Lupoi on his staff. Several times this season teams have been accused of faking injuries to slow down the high-powered Ducks.

Replays showed nose tackle Aaron Tipoti standing up after a play one second then on the ground moments later grabbing his left leg.

Tedford initially denied that any of his players had feigned injuries in the game before later learning otherwise, he said.