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Manti Te'o isn't the only Baller trying to find love in a fake profile having, internet web of lies, hopeless place. Apparently several Washington Redskins nearly found themselves in the same fate when they nearly fell victim to a half naked girl on Twitter and Instagram named @RED_RIDN_H00D aka "Sidney Ackerman". Luckily the team was warned by Phillip Daniels, the team's director of player development, that the girl was a fake. Glad to see the NFL was on the case!
NFL.com has learned that NFL security conducted an investigation into a situation involving a woman, known by the pseudonym Sidney Ackerman, who used pictures of an Internet adult entertainer, C.J. Miles, to establish dialogues with pro athletes.
According to multiple sources, the conversations occurred mostly through Twitter's direct messaging function. But in some instances, "Ackerman" also sent separate photos of Miles to players' cell phones, never suggesting the photos were not her own, as conversations endured on and off for months.
"If you think about it, a lot of them are single guys, and they see somebody who looks good in a picture or something," Daniels said. "In many cases, it involves someone who is a fan of the team, so they'll start talking about the team. You have to recognize that something just isn't right.
"But you're talking about a lot of guys who are single. I don't fault the guys. I fault the people who are doing this crazy stuff, causing these problems."
On multiple occasions, several Redskins players attempted to arrange meetings with "Ackerman," but none of them succeeded, Daniels said. The numerous failed attempts led to suspicion, and Daniels then received some independent information about the possibility that "Ackerman" indeed was a fake.
Unlike Te'o, none of the Redskins players involved became emotionally attached to "Ackerman," instead pursuing her out of nothing more than physical appeal, sources close to the situation said. "Ackerman" also sent at least one player a pornographic video of Miles, which she also claimed to be of herself. On certain occasions, "Ackerman" also doctored photos of Miles in an attempt to personalize them and provide the athletes with a sense that she indeed was the person she claimed to be.
They say Ackerman never asked for money or benefits and that the Ballers never met her in person, although they tried. Clearly they were trying to smash and she turned them down. At least they didn't fall in love! They also said she had about 17,000 followers so she just HAD to be real, right? This would have been the greatest episode of Catfish ever. Catfish: Baller Edition.