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Redskins admit several players almost got 'catfished'

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06:34 PM ET 01.23 | The Manti Te'o hoax has spun out of control but with Katie Couric's interview set to air tomorrow, we may have some clarification as to what exactly happened. But as Te'o is being singled out as a naive fool, he's not the only football player who has ever been duped by a woman online. Phillip Daniels, the Washington Redskin's director of player development, sent out a memo in December warning players to stay away from "@RedRidnH00d", and not to contact her in any way, shape or form. The reason for the warning was that NFL security had flagged a person behind the account using the pseudonym Sidney Ackerman, who was using fake pictures to contact NFL players and start a dialog with them. Ackerman used the photos of adult film star C.J. Miles to lure in players, but none of the Redskins players got deep enough to see where the relationship would go.

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January 23, 2013  09:54 PM ET

The media is out of control, everybody else is OK!

January 23, 2013  10:02 PM ET

@RedRidnH00d, eh? I guess I'll have to delete her off my contact list.

January 23, 2013  10:08 PM ET

When TV was invented it was called "a window on the world', but now we know it better by "idiot box". Same thing with the internet. Even geniuses have gotten dumber.

January 23, 2013  10:19 PM ET

Sooner or Later Everybody gets Cat-fished! But we won't Lie about it!

January 23, 2013  10:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

When TV was invented it was called "a window on the world', but now we know it better by "idiot box". Same thing with the internet. Even geniuses have gotten dumber.

Says the resident FN philosopher. ;o)

January 23, 2013  10:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Says the resident FN philosopher. ;o)

LOL!!!

January 24, 2013  05:39 AM ET

It's pathetic when you actually have to warn people to be careful of stuff like this. Maybe the NFL should alert players about Nigerians offering them millions too. What good is a college education anymore if you are this gullible?

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January 24, 2013  07:10 AM ET
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they go to college to play ball, not learn

I think that they would not be the first college graduates to get conned

January 24, 2013  08:34 AM ET

So Redskins' players have to find their women online. I guess in DC being a Pro athlete ain't all it used to be. But then again they do have to compete with US Senators.

January 24, 2013  08:46 AM ET

The NFL should just run their own escort service for the players. Then the Commish could screen all the talent.

January 24, 2013  10:36 AM ET

We need names. I'm sure there are some wives or significant others wondering, as well.

January 24, 2013  11:42 AM ET

The man needs to clens himself and come clean, get rid of the PR men and agents and admit u ucFed up! Tell the truth man!

 
January 24, 2013  06:03 PM ET

Better to be "catfished" than "scalped" in this case.

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