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Beware Phony Twitter Accounts

Last night, we posted an item regarding comments contained in what appears to be DeMarcus Ware’s Twitter feed. In a comment on his Twitter page, Ware suggested that a new deal with the Cowboys is close. As it turns out, the account is fake. We weren’t the only ones duped by the faux DeMarcus; the Dallas Morning News had a similar item based on the tweetings of the supposed Cowboys’ linebacker. Last night, Ware sent a text message to Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News explaining that it’s not him. (But how can we be so sure that the person who sent the text to Archer isn’t an imposter, too?) It’s actually a pretty convincing fake account, since it looks and feels a lot like the actual Twitter feeds of many NFL players. Of course, it’s not the only fake. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen recently pointed out in his own Twitter feed (unless it’s not really Mort . . . maybe it’s DeMarcus Ware) that neither Peyton Manning nor Eli Manning have Twitter accounts. That likely comes as a surprise to the 8,500-plus who follow Peyton and the 14,500-plus who follow Eli.