Friday, August 25, 2006

Steeler Imposter

This story is just one of those where you have to share your head and wonder "How could someone even get away with that?" You hear stories about guys who travel up to Vermont for a skit trip weekend, and wind up convincing women they're members of the New York Giants. But they would never try to sustain that act over a long period of time. After all, it's rather easy to catch a liar in the act. Yet, Brian Jackson repeatedlyconned women into thinking he was different players on the Pitts burgh Steelers.

Last year, after getting caught, here's what was written up about Jackson:

"The ruse was so deep that Jackson would discuss his 'teammates,' talk about Steelers information and tell Valo when he was going out of town, the affidavit said.
He even told her to watch a game. That was Jackson's undoing. Valo turned on the Steelers one day and saw Brian St. Pierre on screen. Despite sharing a first name, Brian Jackson was no Brian St. Pierre. After the game, the affidavit said, Jackson called Valo and she confronted him. He told her she was 'crazy,' according to the affidavit, and said he looks different on TV."

Yeah, the camera doesn't just add 10 pounds, it makes you into an entirely different person.

Even after getting caught, Jackson decided it was worth doing again, this time posing as Jerame Tuman. Granted, nobody seems to care about backup tight ends in general, or 4th string-QBs for that matter, as ST. Pierre was at the time. This time, though, the woman repeatedly lent him money, thinking he, as a professional football player, would pay him back. To get her to trust him, he must have been one darn good con artist. Too bad he's a moron.



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