Mangini backs off remarks about Lions' injuries

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 12:53pm

Browns coach Eric Mangini says he was frustrated at losing when he suggested the Detroit Lions faked injuries in Sunday's game.

Mangini had suggested Lions defensive players faked that they were hurt to slow down Cleveland's no-huddle offense in Detroit's 38-37 win. Mangini noted that several Lions left the field with injuries only to return.

During his Wednesday news conference, Mangini expressed regret about his comments, saying he wasn't trying to "shy away from accountability" for losing.