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Vince Young says he has an impostor

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No one has seen Vince Young on the football field yet this season, as Young has been inactive for the Eagles’ first two games. And if you think you’ve seen him off the field, you may be wrong.

Young has alerted the authorities — and the media — that someone in the Washington, D.C., area has been impersonating him.

“There’s a guy in D.C. running around saying he’s me,” Young said. “Keep watch out for this guy because he’s not me. He’s out there impersonating me. He’s been taking money, taking pictures with kids at hospitals. It’s real sick.”

Young said he is concerned about what the man might be doing and hoping the police will track him down.

“We want to make sure to capture him because we don’t want anyone to get harmed,” Young said.

Impostors are a significant job hazard for NFL quarterbacks: There’s the Brett Favre impostor, the Ben Roethlisberger impostor and now the Young impostor. If you’re approached by someone claiming to be an NFL quarterback, ask to see some ID.

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  1. suckitphilly says: Sep 19, 2011 3:47 PM

    It’s Akili Smith… Or is that the other way around?

  2. trbowman says: Sep 19, 2011 3:48 PM

    Young should be starting somewhere else right now, can’t believe how soft his market was.

  3. pigskinswag says: Sep 19, 2011 3:48 PM

    Why would anyone want to pretend to be Vince Young? Damn their life must really suck.

  4. AlanSaysYo says: Sep 19, 2011 3:48 PM

    Was the impostor also throwing shoulder pads at fans and punching people in strip club offices?

  5. pitofzombies94 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:49 PM

    I bet he is making this up just to get in the headlines.

  6. ashlyp07 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:49 PM

    Too bad his impostor didn’t take the Wonderlic for him.

  7. rpiotr01 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:50 PM

    The fake Vince Young will be easy to spot. He’ll be the guy diligently studying the playbook, putting in extra hrs of film study, making smart plays out on the field, and generally living a humble existence free from a posse and other distractions.

  8. bigslizzle4twizzle says: Sep 19, 2011 3:51 PM

    Someone should call the cops on Vince Young For being an imposter. Hes pretending to be a Quarteback.

  9. ticalcaldwell says: Sep 19, 2011 3:51 PM

    Theres another imposter on the loose. He goes around Philly and pretends he can be a number 1

  10. netrunner2k2 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:53 PM

    Strange, fake Vince Young said the same things.

  11. nineroutsider says: Sep 19, 2011 3:53 PM

    “If you’re approached by someone claiming to be an NFL quarterback, ask to see some ID.”

    Too funny…I will grab the football out of my trunk and make them hit a deep post off of their back foot while evading a 300 pound chick walking out of Baskin Robbins.

    Wait…I’ sure the QB on my team couldn’t do this…imposter!

  12. thephantomstranger says: Sep 19, 2011 3:53 PM

    I can think of a lot of people who have been impersonating an NFL quarterback. Tarvaris Jackson, Luke McCown, Donovan McNabb, Matt Cassel, Vince Young…

  13. nineroutsider says: Sep 19, 2011 3:54 PM

    Was he throwing his shoulder pads all over the city in frustration?

  14. cowboydipl0macy says: Sep 19, 2011 3:54 PM

    In other news, a former college golfer in the Kansas City area has reportedly been claiming that he is the coach of the Chiefs.

  15. Single Filament says: Sep 19, 2011 3:54 PM

    Why would anyone want to pretend to be Vince Young?

  16. skoobyfl says: Sep 19, 2011 3:54 PM

    There’s about 300,000 impostor like him in the ATL metro area.

  17. tb12eatitbitches says: Sep 19, 2011 3:54 PM

    Stop putting a mike in front of this guy. Please….

  18. benyamen says: Sep 19, 2011 3:54 PM

    So let’s get this straight … he’s “taking pictures with kids at hospitals.” And this makes him “sick”? This guy sounds like a more grounded person than the real Vince Young.

    People who give their time to sick kids definitely need to be stopped though. It’s that kind of generosity and lack of work ethic that’s killing the economy.

  19. favreforever says: Sep 19, 2011 3:55 PM

    Vince’s agent wasn’t alarmed by the news the guy was taking money, but when he heard that “Vince Young” was taking pictures with children at hospitals he knew it had to be an imposter.

  20. devrick says: Sep 19, 2011 3:55 PM

    I hear the impostor has even been going to all-male shirtless tequila parties.

  21. sullijo1 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:55 PM

    The government should create an “Alert System” for such a scenario…..you know, like the Amber alert thing.

  22. *Legion* says: Sep 19, 2011 3:55 PM

    The one that can throw a football is the imposter.

  23. wawa33 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:56 PM

    Vince Young imposter to a woman in a bar: “It’s everyone else’s fault I’m a 4th stringer on The Dream Team.”

  24. hoythunter12 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:56 PM

    At least someone is doing something worthwhile being Vince Young

  25. redguy12588 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:56 PM

    I thought your ben roethlisberger imposter link was going to go to a picture of will ferrell.

  26. 7pints says: Sep 19, 2011 3:56 PM

    He has one? Or is one?

  27. voiceofrealism says: Sep 19, 2011 3:57 PM

    At first I thought this said Vince Young is an imposter since he’s pretending to be a QB.

  28. 12strikes says: Sep 19, 2011 3:57 PM

    Will a partially naked photo or police report be enough i

  29. iknowitallandmore says: Sep 19, 2011 3:57 PM

    That has got to be one pathetic loser to choose Vince Young to impersonate.

  30. laiddogg93 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:57 PM

    He must be pretending to be a half decent back up QB!!!

  31. gonzo7 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:58 PM

    Vince also said is was the impostor who ruined his career in Tennessee and made the “dream team” comment.

  32. nflsucker says: Sep 19, 2011 3:58 PM

    Vince Young says he is an impostor.

    There, fixed that for you.

  33. albanyhawker says: Sep 19, 2011 3:58 PM

    and if you’re a young woman, and the QB checks out to be Ben Rothlesburger…..RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

  34. 12strikes says: Sep 19, 2011 3:59 PM

    I = id
    edit feature please

  35. worldrenownedroundhead says: Sep 19, 2011 4:00 PM

    Wait until VY hears what that guy did for his rep while QBing the Titans these past few seasons.

  36. gabbertisthefuture11 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:00 PM

    Do he also throw INTS like they’re going out of business?

  37. deangelo23hall says: Sep 19, 2011 4:00 PM

    “Taking pictures with kids at hospitals. Its real sick”

    At least someones doing it, Vince

  38. coutre says: Sep 19, 2011 4:00 PM

    There are going to be a lot of jokes about this.

  39. southridge23 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:00 PM

    That video of me dragging the girl in the bathroom was also an imposter!

    -Ben Roethlesberger

  40. gabbertisthefuture11 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:00 PM

    Does he also throw INTS like they’re going out of business?

  41. capslockkey says: Sep 19, 2011 4:00 PM

    He was last seen dancing shirtless at an all male party.

  42. mikea311 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:00 PM

    Does the imposter have bum hamstrings too?

  43. mn1bjb says: Sep 19, 2011 4:01 PM

    I’m guessing the impostors are just as philanthropic if not more than the genuine QB.

  44. rmiller517 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:01 PM

    Big Ben imposter? Does he rape people too?

  45. b1gwin says: Sep 19, 2011 4:01 PM

    VY needs to worry about being arrested for impersonating an NFL QB.

  46. latrobe21 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:02 PM

    It’s only fair. Young is an imposter as an NFL quarterback.

  47. Peter Venkman says: Sep 19, 2011 4:04 PM

    Does the imposter immediately get down on himself if he hears booing?

  48. jbpanthers says: Sep 19, 2011 4:04 PM

    The guy has stopped taken his meds AGAIN.

  49. latrobe21 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:04 PM

    My mistake. It’s only fair. Young is an imposter posing as an NFL quarterback.

  50. twigsandberries says: Sep 19, 2011 4:05 PM

    yeah, it’s tavaris jackson..

    go steelers

  51. vernhh says: Sep 19, 2011 4:05 PM

    Maye the Jags should give the guy a try out.

  52. mike913 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:05 PM

    i suppose hes the same one that made the comments about the eagles beaing a “dream team” maybe u should u let him suit up and he cant be any worse at football than you

  53. We'reFineThere says: Sep 19, 2011 4:06 PM

    How can you forget the Brian St Pierre imposter?

  54. We'reFineThere says: Sep 19, 2011 4:06 PM

    And the guy on Kenny Britt’s facebook?

  55. jimbobobjr says: Sep 19, 2011 4:07 PM

    The impostor probably plays quarterback like VY does, too.

  56. peytonwantsaflag says: Sep 19, 2011 4:07 PM

    Don’t we have a picture? What’s he look like?

  57. mvp43 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:07 PM

    “There’s a guy in D.C. running around saying he’s me,” Young said. “Keep watch out for this guy because he’s not me. He’s out there impersonating me. He’s been taking money, taking pictures with kids at hospitals. It’s real sick.”

    ————————————————–

    Can he play football?………………if so, he’s not you.

  58. quiettexan says: Sep 19, 2011 4:07 PM

    sad thing is the imposter is probably the least crazy of the two.

  59. diehardskinsfan says: Sep 19, 2011 4:07 PM

    Wow, dude must be desperate!

  60. kd75 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:08 PM

    That’s no imposter. Just one of the many guys hanging around Metro stations panhandling.

  61. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 19, 2011 4:08 PM

    It’s probably Duante Culpepper.

    He’s tired of you impersonating him on the field.

  62. readysethike says: Sep 19, 2011 4:08 PM

    i had to check the calendar to see if today was April Fools.

  63. deucedropper says: Sep 19, 2011 4:08 PM

    “Impostors are a significant job hazard for NFL quarterbacks: There’s the Brett Favre impostor, the Ben Roethlisberger impostor and now the Young impostor. ”
    ——————————————————-
    Don’t forget the Michael Vick imposter.

  64. billsfaninmiami says: Sep 19, 2011 4:09 PM

    OJ??? Zat choo?

  65. golonger says: Sep 19, 2011 4:09 PM

    ..maybe he can play imposter on the football field…..the Eagles might be pleased!

  66. golonger says: Sep 19, 2011 4:10 PM

    ..I thought Vince Young WAS the imposter….he’s been posing as an NFL QB for years now!

  67. shieldsisland37 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:10 PM

    Ok, Im not Tiger Woods, I am an actor. I am Don Cheddle. Now take off those boots.

  68. rea725 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:12 PM

    This explains so much. Brett Favre’s imposter was the guy under center for the Vikes last year.

  69. bucfandango says: Sep 19, 2011 4:13 PM

    LOL!

    This is why I come to PFT, for the comments.

    Good Stuff People. You all deserve the putz-litzer.

  70. expatpatfan says: Sep 19, 2011 4:14 PM

    The Brian St. Pierre imposter was one of the best weird football stories of the decade.

  71. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 19, 2011 4:15 PM

    redguy12588 says: Sep 19, 2011 3:56 PM

    I thought your ben roethlisberger imposter link was going to go to a picture of will ferrell.

    ——————————————-

    No….Donald Gibb played Ogre in Revenge of the Nerds. Not Will Ferrell. He’s too busy impersonating Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

  72. golonger says: Sep 19, 2011 4:17 PM

    …if he can convince the coaches that the imposter was the one on the football field all these years……

  73. promickey says: Sep 19, 2011 4:18 PM

    Does this imposter also beat up people in STRIP CLUBS? Now Vince has an alibi for what he does in the clubs.

  74. vernhh says: Sep 19, 2011 4:21 PM

    peytonwantsaflag says:
    Sep 19, 2011 4:07 PM
    Don’t we have a picture? What’s he look like?

    That’s his picture accompanying the article.
    Wow…he’s really good at this!

  75. deadeye says: Sep 19, 2011 4:22 PM

    What’s the worse crime: some dude impersonating Vince Young, or Vince Young impersonating an NFL QB?

  76. granadafan says: Sep 19, 2011 4:22 PM

    It’s JaMarcus Russell.

  77. cereal blogger says: Sep 19, 2011 4:23 PM

    I wonder what his imposters wonderlic score is

  78. omnipresentfan says: Sep 19, 2011 4:24 PM

    Probably someone who refuses to step up to his responsibilities…like, you know, doing his homework and paying child support.

    Doesn’t McAllister lives in the DC area? hmm…

  79. Andre's Johnson says: Sep 19, 2011 4:26 PM

    As long as the Eagles allow him to speak into a microphone, he’s going to say dumbass stuff like this. Does the imposter think he’s going to the Hall of Fame, too?

  80. jimbobobjr says: Sep 19, 2011 4:29 PM

    What a coincidence! JaMarcus Russell just reported having an impostor that plays 3rd string QB for the Eagles!

  81. seanmmartin says: Sep 19, 2011 4:29 PM

    If you would like to find an impostor in the NFL, look no further than the commisioner.

  82. Deb says: Sep 19, 2011 4:31 PM

    If you’re approached by someone claiming to be an NFL quarterback, ask to see some ID.

    If you need to see ID to recognize an NFL quarterback, you probably don’t know enough about the game to care.

  83. scomibord says: Sep 19, 2011 4:36 PM

    Does that mean VY been hacked?

  84. eaglesblow says: Sep 19, 2011 4:36 PM

    Sign him, Eagles! Can’t be any worse than the real VY.

  85. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Sep 19, 2011 4:39 PM

    How can the citizenry tell? Look for a guy throwing interceptions on the street or sucking his thumb in the fetal position.

  86. richkotitte says: Sep 19, 2011 4:41 PM

    “Just Wonderlic the guy, if the score is over an 11, it’s definitely NOT Vince!”

    Jeff Fisher

  87. dirtyharry44 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:52 PM

    Koo koo – koo koo

  88. brintfatre says: Sep 19, 2011 4:52 PM

    Let me guess, it was the “imposter” who coined the “dream team” name…

  89. steelerfan999 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:53 PM

    SO WHAT ARE YOU SAYING VINCE,YOU ALL LOOK ALIKE.

  90. feldman9000 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:54 PM

    It couldn’t be Cam Newton, because he’s actually good.

    —feeds crow to the “Next Vince Young” crowd.

  91. prmpft says: Sep 19, 2011 4:55 PM

    although i’m sure there are some crazy fools in this world – NO ONE – is crazy enough to pretend they’re you mate!!!

  92. genericcommenter says: Sep 19, 2011 4:57 PM

    The Brian St. Pierre impostor is still the best.

  93. seandm69 says: Sep 19, 2011 5:16 PM

    Someone should sticky this thread to the top of the page. The comments are hilarious.

  94. rodgerthat says: Sep 19, 2011 5:23 PM

    These posts kill me…..
    Talk about setting yourself up LOL! LMAO!

  95. savannahrose44 says: Sep 19, 2011 5:30 PM

    Some say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…I guess Vince Young disagrees, but then who would want to flatter this guy? My money is on him making this up to get his daily dose of Diva attention.

  96. 808raiderinparadise says: Sep 19, 2011 5:37 PM

    Must of been the same guy on the cover of Madden 2008.

  97. mojosmagic says: Sep 19, 2011 5:59 PM

    He must be dreaming again.

  98. levingibbs says: Sep 19, 2011 6:01 PM

    So let’s get this straight … he’s “taking pictures with kids at hospitals.” And this makes him “sick”? This guy sounds like a more grounded person than the real Vince Young.

    People who give their time to sick kids definitely need to be stopped though. It’s that kind of generosity and lack of work ethic that’s killing the economy.

    ——————————————

    I could be wrong, but did you miss the part where he said this man was also “taking money”? You don’t pretend to be an NFL QB knowing you can get away with it just to visit some sick kids.

    So, yeah, whoevers taking the time out of there day to impersonate Vince Young is sick.

  99. favreforever says: Sep 19, 2011 6:06 PM

    Horrified victims spoke about how charming and convincing the impostor was. “If not for the fact that he was 5′ 7″ tall and Asian, we wouldn’t have suspected a thing!”.

  100. Deb says: Sep 19, 2011 6:45 PM

    seanmmartin says:

    If you would like to find an impostor in the NFL, look no further than the commisioner.
    ————————————————

    Ooooh … nice one!

  101. trollaikman8 says: Sep 19, 2011 6:45 PM

    If the “imposter” can find a hot receiver then the Eagles should at least consider bringing him in for a look.

  102. michaelmgio says: Sep 19, 2011 6:48 PM

    Maybe he’ll show up at amateur try-outs to pitch McDonald’s products.

  103. ocho says: Sep 19, 2011 7:08 PM

    “He’s been taking money”…How ironic that ppl are mistaking the Vince Young impersonator for Jamarcus Russell

  104. ruffbufffire says: Sep 19, 2011 7:40 PM

    Will the real undercover brother please stand up.

  105. jpb12 says: Sep 19, 2011 7:43 PM

    Hit him in the head, or below the waist. If a yellow flag appears, you know he’s the real QB.

  106. oldcracker says: Sep 19, 2011 7:46 PM

    Isn’t he doing those All Spice commercials on TV?

  107. oldcracker says: Sep 19, 2011 7:48 PM

    That should’ve been Old Spice.

  108. balzosteel says: Sep 19, 2011 7:55 PM

    Vince Young is as relevant of a QB right now as Tim Tebow…..except some people actually root for Tebow to get onto the field.

  109. chescobirdfan says: Sep 20, 2011 4:51 PM

    Yeah and Jerry Jones is looking for a Nnamdi Asomugha impersonator because he is still so upset that the Eagles got the real one. Then he’ll accuse the real one of being the fake.

  110. marilynpost says: Sep 25, 2011 12:59 PM

    i understand Vince Young’s pain: a bleach hair golddiger about 27 imposters ME an 18 yea r old genuine DNA Blonde- from Gibsonia PA to filth hospitals in The Burgh right into some kinda high finance prostitution with the leagues big rapist. Why imposter me? to BENEFIT from my work my heart and my brain. Everyday I stood up for the US Consitution in hundreds of sports and newspaper blogs- the bleach golddigger DIDN’T CARE ENOUGH to post a single comment….I understand Vince’s pain- too many criminals out there wearing the good deeds and bonafide character of others.

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