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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:54 PM
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Legislator from Landover, MD falsely claimed to have played in the NFL -- with the *Cowboys*!!
Seriesly!! As you may know, Landover, MD is the home of the Washington* Redskins, Dallas' bitter NFC East rival. And yet...

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/39532/del-m...

Michael Vaughn is running to keep his seat in the Maryland House of Delegates. The personal bio on Vaughns official campaign helps explain why he deserves one: Representing the Prince Georges Countybased 24th District, which includes portions of Landover, hes racked up a slew of community service and political accomplishments, like being named deputy majority whip and co-chairing the Task Force on the Minority Business Enterprise Program.

Theres also a compelling nugget about his athletic background: Michael Vaughn played professional football for the Dallas Cowboys for 3 years....

We have no record of him playing for the Dallas Cowboys, says Jancy Briles, spokeswoman for the Cowboys. Briles says she also checked an NFL database, and learned they dont have a Michael Vaughn listed as ever playing in the NFL, either....


:wtf:

But wait, there's more...

I came across Vaughns alleged NFL career last week, while fact checking a story about Dan Snyders cigar bar at FedExField. Vaughn had co-sponsored a bill that would have given the establishment, called the Montecristo Club, an exemption from state anti-smoking laws, and I had looked into his background trying to find an explanation why a lawmaker would do Snyder a favor like that. The bill sponsorship made sense when I saw the NFL experience listed on Vaughns resume, but I removed that from my cigar bar story when I couldnt verify that he had actually been with the Dallas Cowboys for a day, let alone three seasons.

:rofl:

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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:57 PM
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1. Lol.
If you are gonna make up that you played NFL football could you not think of a worse team to say you played for than the Cowboys when you are running IN THE CITY WHERE THE REDSKINS PLAY...What.A.Dumbass.
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