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Wednesday’s Mashup: Fake Corey Dillon verified Twitter account fools James White, Dillon warns person running it to shut it down

Lucy Burdge
December 05, 2018 - 6:04 am

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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Philadelphia at Toronto, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: San Antonio at LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Edmonton at St. Louis, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Chicago at Anaheim,10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- A fake verified account posing as Corey Dillon has been changed after fooling the likes of James White, Tedy Bruschi and Martellus Bennett.

It is unclear how the account got a blue check mark in the first place.

On Monday night the account tweeted to James White and White, understandably thinking it was the real Dillon, responded.

“Making my old number with the Pats look good,” the account tweeted. To which White replied, “I appreciate that and I got you!”

Dillon released a video denouncing the account through the account of Willie Anderson.

“Boy, I’ll come see you,” he said. “So when I figure it out, I’ma come see you. So I hope you shut it down, bro. For real.”

The account started just last month and changed its handle from @Corey28Dillon to @_28CD after Dillon released his video. It is no longer verified.

-- Members of the sports world were among the many from all around the country who gathered at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to pay tribute to the late George H.W. Bush.

Peyton Manning, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Mike Krzyzewski, Chris Evert, Jim Nantz, Fred Couples and Jim Calhoun were among those in attendance.

Bush’s body is lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda until his Wednesday morning funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. His son former president George W. Bush will deliver the eulogy.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I think he’s in a good place, continues to work hard and he’s always patient and unselfish and he’s a great teammate. We’re better when he’s on the field." -- Josh McDaniels, on Rob Gronkowski

 

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