It’s yet another sign of the extent to which Twitter has infiltrated the world’s greatest sport.
On Monday, the Jets said that someone hacked receiver David Clowney’s Twitter account. Today, the Texans have issued an announcement that a Twitter account supposedly belonging to linebacker Brian Cushing — a leading candidate for defensive rookie of the year — is a fake.
“It has come to the attention of the Houston Texans that an individual has posted tweets on the Twitter account ‘BrianCushing56’ posing as Texans rookie linebacker Brian Cushing,” the statement reads. “That account is not affiliated with Brian or with anyone associated with the Houston Texans organization.”
The fake Cushing account has 5,185 followers.
But here’s the kicker. The supposedly fake Twitter account makes repeated reference to Cushing’s official web site, BrianCushing56.com, which appears to truly be Cushing’s web site.
Naturally, the official Cushing web site includes a Twitter feed.
And it’s the same Twitter feed that supposedly is fake — BrianCushing56.
So, basically, none of this makes any sense to us.