WASHINGTON (WUSA) - The Manti Te'o saga has brought the concept of "catfishing" into the national headlines and now deception has reportedly hit closer to home.
According to a report from NFL.com's Jeff Darlington, several Washington Redskins plays were "duped by a woman with" a "fake online identity".
"At around the same time Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o claims he learned he was part of an Internet-related hoax, at least four Redskins players also became aware of their own role in a completely separate, coincidentally timed and ultimately less harmful saga of false online identities," Darlington writes. "NFL.com has learned that NFL security conducted an investigation into a situation involving a woman, known by the pseudonym Sidney Ackerman, who used pictures of an Internet adult entertainer, C.J. Miles, to establish dialogues with pro athletes."
Read the full bizarre story and see photos on NFL.com.