We’re told it’s important to be yourself. What we’re not told are the caveats. Share a name with someone famous? Maybe consider going with a different identity online.
Only, @ericweddle doesn’t play football; @weddlesbeard does. One Eric Weddle is a Twitter-verified education journalist for a National Public Radio affiliate in Indiana; the other is a Twitter-verified Pro Bowl safety. And it might take another thousand nights of tweet-shaming for the world to separate the two.
While Football Weddle chatted with some NFL colleagues, Journalism Weddle was happy to entertain interest from would-be fans.
By the time Football Weddle’s agent had asked Journalism Weddle whether he needed representation, he looked the part of a Ravens star ...
… and had the support of close friend Tony Jefferson.