Sex Offender Impersonating NFL's Vince Young, Quarterback Alleges | News
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA) -- Representatives for NFL quarterback Vince Young say a registered sex offender has been impersonating him in the Washington D.C. and Prince George's County Maryland areas.
Young is outraged. "Watch out for this guy because he's not me and he's out there perpetrating as me," Young told 9News Monday. "I heard he's been taking money - taking pictures of little kids at hospitals. It's been real sick."
The situation heated up after a photograph published by WashingtonExaminer.com on Sept. 11th identified a celebrity party-goer at Georgetown's L-2 Lounge as the Philadelphia Eagles' Vince Young.
Young's agent, Denise White, says the photo is not her client, but Maryland registered sex offender Stephan Pittman of Ft. Washington.
Pittman's father confirmed the WashingtonExaminer.com photo is of his son.
In a telephone interview with 9News, a man claiming to be Pittman denied he has ever impersonated Young and that the Washington Examiner published the photo by mistake. The man refused to meet in person or be recorded.
9News has confirmed that the Washington Examiner was later called by a man claiming to be Vince Young, who asked that the photo be removed from its website. Young never made such a call, his agent says.
Prince George's County police say they have not received a formal complaint and cannot launch a formal investigation without one.
Meanwhile, former Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe, who was also a celebrity guest at the party says he "absolutely" believed a man at the party who claimed to be Vince Young.
However, Bowe says he is also acquainted with Stephan Pittman. He said Pittman attended the party but another unidentified man was the one claiming to be Young.
"Stephan fixed it so I would be at the party and there was another gentleman that was Vince Young," Bowe told 9News.