Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Sep 2005

Imitation Isn't a Form of Flattery at All

The Times takes a look at how pervasive identity theft is among NFL players. Apparently, Ty Law doesn't actually walk around in public wearing a thick gold chain, and Ben Roethlisberger isn't the secret identity of Brian St. Pierre, even though some dude tried to pass himself off as both of them. (bugmenot/free registration required)

Posted by: P. Ryan Wilson on 15 Sep 2005

10 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2005, 10:52am by fake name

Comments

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by Carl (not verified) :: Thu, 09/15/2005 - 2:08pm

"At a grocery store near the Long Island home of Jets Coach Herman Edwards lurks a woman who has passed herself off as Edwards's wife, Lia.

"Lia told me and I said, 'What?' " Edwards said. "I guess it's happened a couple of times."

I wonder if she continued the charade after the game in Pittsburgh.

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by B (not verified) :: Thu, 09/15/2005 - 2:17pm

I saw her a couple days ago in the grocery store, she now passes herself off as Edward's ex-wife.

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by Ben Roethlisberger (not verified) :: Thu, 09/15/2005 - 4:12pm

This article is stupid and should be disregarded.

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by Malene, Dk (not verified) :: Thu, 09/15/2005 - 7:03pm

don't you just love the punctuation marks? N.F.L., A.F.C., F.B.I. et al ... pretentious, moi? mais non...

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by Ron Mexico (not verified) :: Fri, 09/16/2005 - 1:18am

How come they didn't mention Monday Might Mexico?

How many games do I have to win this year to get some guys imitating Big Ron?

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by Ron Mexico (not verified) :: Fri, 09/16/2005 - 1:19am

Monday NIGHT Mexico

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by Ryan Leaf (not verified) :: Fri, 09/16/2005 - 6:41am

They pretend to be football players?
Who would do such a thing?!

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by Ryan Wilson (not verified) :: Fri, 09/16/2005 - 11:55am

I am the real Ryan Wilson. Who posted this ridiculous article? Aaron, take it down.

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by Rodney Harrison (not verified) :: Fri, 09/16/2005 - 11:22pm

I feel disrespected because the people impersonating me at this site haven't been mentioned in this article yet.

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by fake name (not verified) :: Sat, 09/17/2005 - 10:52am

obvious, uncreative, already used joke.