DATELINE: Mysterious World of Cat Fishing
If you haven’t heard of cat-fishing, you are out of touch with today’s Internet.
Former Boston Celtic Ray Allen is giving us a crash course in something to do with scams, sexual harassment, and online game players.
He is now counter-suing a young man who pretended to be a woman (actually several women) and lured Mr. Allen into online relationships.
It appears there is more than meets the eye to your online pickup lines.
Allen allegedly started stalking his tweeter. Well, how can you stalk a man who pretends to be a woman without finding out that the stalk is off-kilter?
In the world of retired sports stars with time on their hands, you discover that it was a two-way stalking. The young deceiver may have had incriminating evidence and was a threat to reveal it to the family of Mr. Allen.
This gives new meaning to the term “on the down-low.” Yes, sports fans, in the world of sexual stalking, being on the DL is not always the disabled list.
We might wonder if former movie star (He Got Game) and 3-point champ Allen was light in his sneakers when he took all those jump shots.
We recall vividly his inexplicable feud with Rajon Rondo when they were on their championship NBA treadmill nearly a decade ago.
All the Celtics teammates blackballed Mr. Allen when he jumped ship for an NBA ring on another team. Perhaps teammates already were separating themselves from the DL list.
So, Ray’s best defense is now that he was cat-fished, the colorful term to describe a sexual peccadillo.