Did David Akers Take A Dive During The Super Bowl?

Intrigue! Scandal!

1. Say, “hi” to David Akers, the 49ers’ field-goal kicker.

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During the Super Bowl, David Akers missed a short field goal, but he got another chance because of a running into the kicker penalty. He hit the second chance.

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3. You can see the play that led to that penalty below. Look closely. No, closer. Even closer. Does Akers actually get hit? Or… did he DIVE?

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4. Akers definitely made out like he did, grimacing as he returned to the field for the kickoff. Either way, the 49ers got three points.

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5. But Akers didn’t get what he really deserved…

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