The Miami Dolphins seem to be having a personality crisis with their players - literally. Last week, first-round draft pick Vontae Davis had to deny reports that he had been arrested in Illinois - it turns out someone had stolen his wallet and used his ID when he was in school. Now, Davone Bess is dealing with his own imposter, as his agent tells FOX SPORTS that NFL security has been contacted over a fake Twitter account.
Bess had a good rookie season for the Dolphins, but why anyone would choose to impersonate him is somewhat baffling. But that didn’t stop someone with the screen name “Lambo Weezy” from claiming to be Bess and making ridiculous claims - like challenging Titans RB Chris Johnson to a foot race, which would be nuts since Johnson might be the fastest player in the NFL and Bess went undrafted out of Hawaii after running the 40 in a subpar 4.8 at the NFL Combine.
The fake Bess even went so far as to conduct an online chat session with his followers. And he had a lot of them - more than 1,200 - although his account appears to have been shut down as of this morning. All of which seemed out of character for the apparently humble and laid back Bess. So Dolphins blog THE PHINSIDER started doing some snooping and discovered that many of the Tweets were made when Bess was on the field at minicamp. (Which might explain the slow 40 time - it’s hard to run while Tweeting on your iPhone.)
Twitter hasn’t been very kind to the Dolphins - you might remember that Chad Pennington had a similar imposter last year who made jabs at his teammates - which automatically made him more interesting that the real Chad Pennington - and he didn’t pose for any pasty semi-nude modeling shots. And that’s just one of many issues athletes have had with online frauds. Which is why Bess’ agent is trying to have the fake Bess prosecuted. Good luck finding his identity.