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Tony Romo Car Accident: Internet Hoax Claims Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Breaks Both Legs

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Feb 19, 2013 08:14 AM EST

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Tony Romo is the victim of an Internet hoax. He's fine.(Photo : Reuters)

Tony Romo broke both of his legs in a car crash. At least that's what the Internet is saying. However the Dallas Cowboys quarterback didn't break his legs because he was never in a car accident. Romo is the victim of an Internet hoax.

A report came out on Wednesday by Global Associated News, which read:

 "A spokesperson for the Dallas highway safety authority (HSA) has confirmed that Tony Romo has broken both of his legs in a traffic altercation. He has been transported via ambulance to a local Dallas hospital for treatment, and the full extent of his injuries are not known at this time, however, both of his legs were visibly broken and not life threatening according to sources.

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The accident involved a 2012 BMW driven by Tony Romo and a 76 year old female driver in a 2010 Audi. The driver of the Audi was issued a citation for failing to stop at a red light before striking the vehicle driven by Tony Romo at a high rate of speed."

Since there are so many details to the story, it is easy to believe that it's real, but Global Associated News creates fake reports using a generator.

A message at the bottom of the site reads:

"FAKE... THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! this story was dynamically generated using a generic 'template' and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank 'non-specific' template for the purpose of entertainment."

Carolina Panther's quarterback Cam Newton became the victim of the same exact hoax about a month ago.

Romo did not get in a car accident and he did not break both of his legs. Yet fans of the young football star have taken to Twitter to discuss the rumor which they believe is true. Some examples of tweets include

"Hearing that Tony Romo got in a car accident and broke both of his legs brakes my heart !

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