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The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More >>
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Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
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Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn. During the week of May 20-24, 2013, the fees normally assessed to Auburn residentsMore >>
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA spy agency.More >>
Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA intelligence agency.More >>
ASHBURN, VA (WWBT) -
Another fake Twitter account has surfaced and this time the NFL says it was used to contact Washington Redskins players.
In the wake of the Manti Te'o scandal, a former Washington Redskins player warned the team of a fake Twitter/Facebook/Instagram account that has been contacting several Redskins players for months, NFL.com reports.
Former player Phillip Daniels, who is now director of player development for the team, put a memo up on the wall of the locker room this past December that stated: "Stay away for @RedRidnH00d. Avoid her on Twitter. Avoid her on Instagram. Do not converse with this person on any social media platform. She is not who she claims to be."
During the Redskins playoff run of seven straight victories, they had to be warned of their own role in a completely separate, coincidentally timed and ultimately less harmful saga of false online identities of that of college football player Manti Te'o.
NFL security conducted an investigation into this situation that involved "Sidney Ackerman,"who used pictures of an Internet adult entertainer, C.J. Miles, to establish connections and dialogues with pro athletes. In wake of this investigation, on Monday, both Ackerman's twitter and Facebook profiles were deleted by the account holder.
NFL.com cites multiple sources who say Ackerman connected with players by talking about the team through Twitter's direct messaging function and later sent some players pictures of Miles to personal cell phones which led to on and off conversations for months.
The team did find out that "Ackerman" is indeed a woman and diehard Redskins fan who never asked for money or benefits, nor did she attempt to threaten or exploit any players. Many players attempted to arrange meetings with her that went unsuccessful. The numerous failed attempts led the team to suspect that "Ackerman" was fake.