The great thing about Twitter is when an athlete from you favorite team joins twitter and you get to interact with him/her on a personal level. The worst thing about Twitter? When someone PRETENDS to be that athlete.
There are many “Fake” accounts but the owner doesn’t try to fool you. They put “fake” or “fan” in the profile or name. What makes these trolls dangerous is that they look and act like the real deal. They start interacting with fans, but when they start fooling the media, and teammates, that’s when the team usually gets involved by contacting Twitter to get the account removed.
I have heard that the Quinton Coples account is a fake. I have a source that told me that the Jets reached out to them officially to inform them that their number one pick of the 2012 draft was NOT ON TWITTER.
Now the owner of the Quinton account is claiming that he is still the real deal but it sounds like last minute desperation. I would caution you to follow the account as in the next days this should be resolved.
Ok I’m saying that all Coples twitter accounts are fake until I can verify. They all look suspect.
4/27/12 8:53 AM