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.
• Ed Thomas, a popular Iowa high school football coach who saw many of his players make it to the NFL, was shot & killed in the school’s weight room this morning.
• Road tripping, Wisconsin style: Driving home drunk in a golf cart.
• Break out the blindfolds - Oregon’s new football uniforms are here.
• Terrell Owens gets cursed out by teammate Joanna Krupa for getting themselves eliminated on ABC’s “Superstars”.
• No “Moneyball” movie means no sex scenes between Billy Beane & an Outback Steakhouse waitress.
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Earlier this month, PRO FOOTBALL TALK reported that the Dolphins’ first round draft pick, cornerback Vontae Davis, was arrested in Champaign, Illinois for excessive vehicular noise and driving without a valid license. Yikes. Bad news, right?
(Davis, seen here moments before being arrested for football theft.)
Well, just like the rumors of a failed drug test at the combine, the arrest rumor is false, according to Davis. At his blog on YARDBARKER, Davis says he couldn’t have been arrested in Champaign; he wasn’t even in the same time zone: Read more…
One of the oddest stories leading up to the this year’s NFL Draft has been the possible positive drug tests of former Boston College DT B.J. Raji and several other high-profile NFL prospects, as reported earlier by SI.COM and NFLDRAFTBIBLE.COM. While coverage of the story has been muted from, say, the front page of ESPN.COM, it’s been the cause of intense speculation on the part of columnists, bloggers, and NFL draftniks. Could it really be that such high-profile players screwed up so monumentally as to test positive for performance-enhancing or other drugs, so close to the NFL Draft?
Well, no. Mike Florio of PRO FOOTBALL TALK reports that the list of positive drug tests is out, and none of the players whose names have been thrown around in recent weeks — Raji, Vontae Davis, Clay Matthews, or Brian Cushing — are on it. How did so many media outlets, including and especially the august SI.COM, get it wrong? Read more…