Do kids still claim that their dogs ate their homework?
Regardless, Stoke City midfielder Liam Lawrence falls under the embarrassing injury list today when he said to hurt his ankle by stepping over his dog on a set of stairs. It's definitely one of those things that are good for a laugh, like when that baseball player a couple years ago cut his hand trying to open a DVD shrink wrap.
This is only the second-most embarrassing incident in Lawrence's career. Two years ago he was in the middle of a mild sex tape case where he and teammates filmed a sexual exchange and provided play-by-play commentary.
At the very least, it's fortunate that the two black marks on Lawrence's permanent record weren't the other way around.