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Ray Allen was once caught sexting a man who he thought was a woman in a catfish scandal

If there's something Ray Allen regrets, it's probably this one
NBA great Ray Allen

Ray Allen

Ray Allen may be a two-time champion and an NBA Hall of Famer, but he wasn’t spared from his off-court issues. Allen, who spent five years with the Boston Celtics, was once upon a time caught in a catfish scandal back in 2010 at the expense of his own doing.

Allen was allegedly sexting a man pretending to be a woman on social media. The worst part? The 10-time All-Star accidentally tweeted out one of his dirty little messages.

”I was hacked”

Allen was accused by a man named Bryant Coleman, who claimed that the former was stalking him on social media. Allen reportedly made contact with Coleman after the latter pretended to be a woman interested in him. The two exchanged sexually explicit conversations, but to Allen’s mistake, one of his messages was sent out as a tweet instead of a direct message on Twitter.

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After 14 minutes, the tweet was deleted and followed up by another tweet from Allen, who then claimed that he was hacked. “I’m sorry my acct was hacked into. I need to change tweet handle,” Allen said, and then changed his username from @sugarray20 to @greenrayn20.

After claiming his account was hacked, Allen added another tweet saying, ”I hope that it was amusing to people but I’m either gonna change my password or stop tweeting altogether.”

Remember, Allen was two years into his marriage with Shannon Walker Williams. No one knows if Allen was really hacked or not, but his tweets were so surprising that they got many people to investigate his life off the court.

According to reports, Allen paid off Coleman to keep quiet about this issue because he didn’t want his dirty laundry out there (I mean, who does, right?).

This isn’t anything new for NBA players

Whether he did or not, Allen isn’t the first NBA player to be caught in a sexual scandal like this one. In 2018, Dwight Howard was also accused of being in a relationship with a transgender person who claimed the former abused and sexually harassed him online. Notable names like Paul Goerge, Marv Albert, Karl Malone, and Tom Payne are just four of the many who were also involved in their scandals off the court.

Maybe there’s more that we don’t know about, but at the end of the day, it’s never good to be involved in these scandals. Not only will fans and the Internet remember it forever, but it can also tarnish a player’s career. 

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