In most instances, fans who impersonate players are harmless and simply trying to have a little fun. We have seen several examples over the years of fans who dress up as professional athletes or take advantage of the fact that they look like a certain player. This guy who impersonated Brett Favre caused quite a stir in Green Bay but was not harming anyone. While we believe the Pau Gasol impersonator charges way too much, he was not stealing or scamming people. And then there are people like Lil’ Bautista who are, well, children.
When someone like Stephan Pittman comes along, the joke is over. On Monday, Vince Young came out and warned people in the Maryland area about a con-man who has been impersonating him in Prince George’s County, Md.
“I heard that he has been been taking money, taking pictures with little kids at hospitals,” Young warned. “It’s been real sick.”
According to EAG Sports Management, Young’s agency, Pittman has been posing as Vince since June and collecting money for appearances. The agency also said he is “conning unsuspecting women and some men into believing his scam.”
Taking pictures with little kids at hospitals? If that is true this is one sick moron. Since the cat seems to be completely out of the bag at this point, Pittman better be going to jail for a long time.Google+
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