Guy Named ‘Eric Weddle’ Mistakenly Gets Tweets Intended For Released Ravens Safety, Plays Along

Man Named Eric Weddle Gets Tweets For Recently Released Ravens Safety

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God love the internet. Especially when your name is the same as someone famous, like, say, Eric Weddle, who is in the news and people on Twitter go all out with a case of mistaken identity.

We’ve seen it happen to people with names like Michael Cohen, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Gordon, Jon Jones, Dee Ford, Zane Gonzalez, Chris Conte, Zion Williamson, and more, and it never gets old.

Speaking of Dee Ford…

At this point in the internet I am going to assume that most of it is done on purpose. Then again, this is the internet we’re talking about so…

Anyhoo, back to Eric Weddle. The Baltimore Ravens reportedly released the six-time Pro Bowl safety on Tuesday.

Naturally, there are a lot of NFL fans who wouldn’t mind having the 12-year vet patrolling the secondary for their squad, so many reached out to let him know.

Or, at least they thought they were.

In reality, many of these NFL fans actually sent their recruiting tweets to an education journalist with WFYI public media in Indianapolis, who looks absolutely nothing like the bearded defensive back.

Weddle says he received about 200 tweets following the football player’s release – and he played along with many of them. Some highlights…

Well played, Mr. Weddle. Well played.

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