Dolphins WR Davone Bess is seeking to press charges against someone who was impersonating him on a Twitter site. Bess says that the Twitter feeds that were made in his name by “LamboWeezy” have no connection to him, and Bess’ agent, Kenny Zuckerman, has alerted the authorities to the incident.
In an email, Zuckerman writes that this Twitter site is 100 percent fake, and Bess plans to “prosecute this imposter to the fullest extent of the law. Fraud is fraud, and we are going to protect Davone and his reputation at any cost.”
Fans on a Dolphins message board began to doubt the validity of the statements made on the Twitter site, where the impersonator was also answering fan questions, according to Zuckerman. A representative of a Dolphins blog called “The Phinsider” brought the Twitter site to Zuckerman’s attention.
Bess is a second-year player out of Hawaii who caught one touchdown in 16 games in 2008.
Several cases like this have made the news lately, with St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa recently reaching a settlement after suing Twitter over a fake account made in his name, according to The Associated Press.
— Jason La Canfora