Tim Lincecum is a man that you won’t realy find on social media, but Hayden Hurst did not know that.
“Here’s the deal … authorities in Monroe County, PA say former NFL 1st-round pick Hayden Hurst contacted them last month to report he had been scammed.
Cops say Hurst told them that on or around May 19, 2019 — he was contacted by a Twitter account he believed belonged to former SF Giants superstar pitcher Lincecum.
Hurst told cops the account had the verified blue checkmark … so when it asked the TE for some signed memorabilia for a charity donation — he sent over some swag no problem.
The issue? Cops say Hurst’s agent, Phillip Walls, later saw the jerseys up for sale online … and blew the cover off the whole scheme.
Cops say after an investigation … they tracked down a man named Michael Daily in Stroudsburg, PA. — and officials claim Daily fessed up to the whole scam.
Police say the 25-year-old told them he used several different accounts in the scheme to obtain NFL jerseys, cleats, gloves, balls, hats, pictures and even WWE championship belts.”
The 35-year-old Lincecum last pitched in the major leagues in 2016, telling NBC Sports Bay Area’s Amy Gutierrez that he hasn’t formally retired yet.
“I’m trying to transition,” Lincecum told Gutierrez. “I think the hardest part was coming to grips with who I was after baseball, and I haven’t even done it fully yet. I haven’t formally retired. I’m not sure if I’m going to or not. So, with that, I’m just trying to find my way, going through a little bit of family stuff a few years ago, so that put perspective on things.
“Yeah, I’m just trying to find my way.”
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