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IK Enemkpali Catfished, Knocked Dude’s Teeth Out Back in 2011
Geno Smith was the latest person to get punched out by former Jets linebacker IK Enemkpali—after failing to pay for a $600 plane ticket—but he wasn’t the first.
In a story that was first reported by ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Enemkpali knocked a man’s teeth out back in 2011 after he was catfished by the dude. As per ESPN.com:
According to the police report, on Sept. 1, 2011, Enemkpali began exchanging messages with a new Facebook friend named “Missy Lee,” who offered to perform oral sex on Enemkpali if he would come over to her house. He told police that after he entered the house through a side door, he saw a figure inside “covered head-to-toe in a blanket,” and the person would not remove the blanket. “Enemkpali stated that he felt uneasy about the situation, so he left,” the report states.
But Enemkpali returned to the house after “Missy Lee” called him and convinced him to come back. When he arrived, the person wearing the blanket still refused to remove it and also refused to turn on the lights. When a cellphone in the room rang, “the screen lit up the room enough to see that the person under the blanket had facial hair,” the report states. Enemkpali said another person had also entered the room.
“Enemkpali stated that he felt that he was being ‘set up’ for a robbery of some type,” the police report states. “Enemkpali stated that fearing for his safety, he then struck the subject in the blanket. Enemkpali stated that after he struck this person, their voice changed to that of a male. Enemkpali stated that he then left the residence through the window.”
After that, Enemkpali began receiving threats from the man, who was seeking $1,000 in damages. When Enemkpali’s offer of $500 was refused, the 2014 6th-round pick went to the police, who eventually traced Missy Lee’s phone number to a man named Ketryn Anderson.
NFL teams were aware of the incident prior to the 2014 NFL Draft, and according to sources, it caused Enemkpali to fall off the draft board of at least one team, while sliding down several others.
For more on the story, you can visit ESPN here.