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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...

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....


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.


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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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