Getting the boot

By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 1, 2009

And there's more . . .
While we're on the Florida football theme, here's a really weird story. A few weeks ago, police in Illinois arrested a man by the name of Vontae Davis. The student newspaper at the University of Illinois reported that this was the same Vontae Davis who had been a star cornerback at the school, and who had been drafted by the Miami Dolphins this past spring.

Only one problem: the real Vontae Davis was apparently working out with the Dolphins in Miami at the time of the arrest. Seems right now like it's a case of identity theft. "When I heard about it, it hit me," says Davis. "I was like, 'Oh, God.' "

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