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VIDEO: Malik Jackson Tried to Cheat

Max Staley
VIDEO: Malik Jackson tried to cheat against the San Francisco 49ers.
VIDEO: Malik Jackson tried to cheat against the San Francisco 49ers. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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There's a difference between gamesmanship and just straight up cheating. Malik Jackson showed just where that line is on Sunday Night Football after blatantly cheating to hilarious effect.

Check out this sneaky veteran move he pulled right under the referees' noses.

With the San Francisco 49ers lining up just inches away from the goal line, Jackson stealthily nudges the ball back just a bit. It was an expert-level move, as he waited for the precise moment that the referees turned their backs. Still, this is something you'd expect to see from the villain in a high school football movie, not a former Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowler.

In his defense, football is famously a game of inches and that famous adage clearly isn't lost on Jackson.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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