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Julio Jones Car Accident? Internet Hoax Claims Atlanta Falcons Star Broke Both Legs

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jun 21, 2013 11:24 AM EDT

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Julio Jones is the victim of an Internet hoax. He's fine.(Photo : Wikimedia)

Julio Jones broke both of his legs in a car accident. At least that's what the Internet is saying. However the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver didn't break his legs because he was never in a car accident. Julio Jones is the victim of an Internet hoax.

A report came out this week by Global Associated News, which reads:

"A spokesperson for the Atlanta highway safety authority (HSA) has confirmed that Julio Jones has broken both of his legs in a traffic altercation. He has been transported via ambulance to a local Atlanta 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 Julio Jones 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 Julio Jones at a high rate of speed. Team spokespersons could not be reached for comment at this time."

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."

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Carolina Panther's quarterback Cam Newton  and several other football stars became the victim of the same exact hoax a few months ago.

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

"Just heard Julio Jones was in a car wreck and is on way to hospital. Is this real? #atlantafalcons #juliojones"

"NOOO, My boy Julio Jones broke both of his legs in a car accident, SMFH!!!"

"Sucks to hear about Julio Jones if it is true...#NFL#Falcons"

"Julio jones got in a car accident and broke both legs my prayer goes out to him #FalconNation #riseup"

 

 

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