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New Eagles safety Phillip Thomas has an imposter saying he’s a Redskin

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When the Eagles announced their undrafted rookie free agent signings last month, Syracuse safety Phillip Thomas was on the list.

It didn’t raise many eyebrows amid the legions of other signings around the league, but there was a twist that made Thomas’ tale a little more interesting. According to a Facebook page attributed to Thomas and messages sent from that page to Les Carpenter of Yahoo! Sports, he was claiming to be heading to the Redskins. Carpenter and others contacted that Thomas, who told them that he had always wanted to be a member of the Redskins because Sean Taylor was his favorite player and that he wanted to finish what Taylor started in Washington.

Carpenter, curious about this discrepancy, went to Eagles camp Friday to figure out what to make of Thomas’ dueling tales. He met Thomas, who didn’t sound like the “Thomas” he had spoken with before, and Thomas spoke to Eagles security about what is a fake Facebook page with narratives that seem to have been built off of things the real Thomas has posted on social media sites.

Carpenter confronted the man who had previously claimed to be Thomas after meeting the real Thomas on Friday. The conversation ended when Carpenter told him that he’d just met Phillip Thomas, who was a member of the Eagles and not the man he had spoken to in the past. The ersatz Thomas hung up.

It’s a strange, interesting story about a very off-putting episode. Thomas’ bank accounts were never jeopardized and there doesn’t appear to be any monetary angle to the curious case of the fake Phillip Thomas, which just makes the whole thing that much more baffling.

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13 Responses to “New Eagles safety Phillip Thomas has an imposter saying he’s a Redskin”
  1. satchow says: May 13, 2012 8:59 AM

    I think there’s been enough time for the Redskins fans to let it go. Sean Taylor isn’t coming back. It’s okay to look forward to what will be, instead of constantly looking back at what could have been. Please, move on.

  2. bigdan7885 says: May 13, 2012 9:08 AM

    Yeah well they all look alike anyway.

  3. dallassux says: May 13, 2012 9:28 AM

    Why would that imposter want to pretend he’s on a last place team that’s been irrelevant for 20 years and has a string of losing seasons.

  4. musicman495 says: May 13, 2012 9:29 AM

    I thought every Eagles player wanted to be a Redskin so he could be close to the Lombardi trophy.

  5. talkintrashallday says: May 13, 2012 9:30 AM

    Greg Williams strikes again!

  6. kindergenterler says: May 13, 2012 10:36 AM

    Sorry the trophy dose not date loosers.

  7. edavidberg says: May 13, 2012 10:38 AM

    The imposter should be prosecuted to deter other idiots from doing that again.

  8. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: May 13, 2012 11:04 AM

    Coincidentally, the Redskins are owned by an imposter masquerading as a savvy businessman.

  9. jacksaysfu says: May 13, 2012 11:05 AM

    @dallassux : Actually the Redskins were the last place team . The Eagles were a major disappointment last year but they still finished in 2nd place & went 5-1 in the division .im assuming your a Redskins fan so while I agree with you that Dallas sux , just remember that Washington always sits in last place and RG3 , while promising is a few years away from bringing your team out of cellar.

  10. macklinr61 says: May 13, 2012 7:19 PM

    “The ersatz Thomas hung up.” Shouldn’t he have shouted, “I’m Spartacus!” before he hung up?

  11. fmwarner says: May 14, 2012 3:12 AM

    jacksaysfu says: May 13, 2012 11:05 AM

    @dallassux : Actually the Redskins were the last place team . The Eagles were a major disappointment last year but they still finished in 2nd place & went 5-1 in the division .im assuming your a Redskins fan so while I agree with you that Dallas sux , just remember that Washington always sits in last place and RG3 , while promising is a few years away from bringing your team out of cellar.
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    I read that as if dallassux was an Eagles fan wondering why anyone would want to be a Redskin.

  12. theclaim says: May 14, 2012 2:11 PM

    Why would that imposter want to pretend he’s on a last place team that’s been irrelevant for 20 years and has a string of losing seasons.

     Funny,trying to recall an eagles winning season… Oh yeah! 1960. Lmao. Talk about looking back! Stevie Van Buren isn’t coming back either. Redskins have (RG)3 Lombardi Trophies in the bank and EAGLE feathers adorn all warriors. HTTRHV

  13. defscottyb says: May 15, 2012 2:53 AM

    The Redskins have 3 superbowl trophies. The Eagles have a grand total of Zero… enough said.

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