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Saints News, 8/12/15: Brandon Coleman Apologizes to Fans for Impersonating Marques Colston

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From Mike Triplett at ESPN.com: Second-year receiver Brandon Coleman has drawn constant comparisons to fellow big man Marques Colston since he joined the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted rookie last year. But Coleman apparently felt like he took that comparison too far when he dressed up in Colston’s jersey and helmet while signing autographs for fans after Sunday’s practice at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. Coleman took to Twitter to apologize for the prank on Tuesday.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> WR Brandon Coleman apologizes to fans for impersonating Marques Colston <a href="http://t.co/WrNoNCSXug">http://t.co/WrNoNCSXug</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/631276757253894144">August 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I want to apologize to the fans that were at Sunday&#39;s practice for the prank I pulled after practice pretending to b Colston signing my name</p>&mdash; Brandon Coleman (@B_Cole16) <a href="https://twitter.com/B_Cole16/status/631228436611207168">August 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It was just a joke and I meant no harm &#10;To the fans that got upset I&#39;m sorry lol</p>&mdash; Brandon Coleman (@B_Cole16) <a href="https://twitter.com/B_Cole16/status/631229435283402752">August 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wow: Jets HC Todd Bowles said QB Geno&#39;s Smith sucker punched in locker room by IK Enemkpali. Geno now out 6-10 weeks.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/631155140154818560">August 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Roger Goodell arrives in court to &quot;chorus of boos&quot; <a href="http://t.co/Acl7HwAJat">http://t.co/Acl7HwAJat</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/631474196242137088">August 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NFL threatens the dignified, sober sanctity of Super Bowl media day with plans to move it to prime time <a href="http://t.co/5B8dGNdlnb">http://t.co/5B8dGNdlnb</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/631447271863939072">August 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Will criminal charges be pursued against IK Enemkpali? Todd Bowles says it&#39;s up to Geno Smith and the police <a href="http://t.co/wfXOQZLP3f">http://t.co/wfXOQZLP3f</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/631429115858563072">August 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Video review of the final practice prior to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> preseason opener <a href="http://t.co/4coyRh87kg">http://t.co/4coyRh87kg</a> (by by <a href="https://twitter.com/AcmeOyster">@AcmeOyster</a>) <a href="http://t.co/pcsmOi2HSR">pic.twitter.com/pcsmOi2HSR</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/631296106639556608">August 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Truly blessed to be part of the <a href="https://twitter.com/steelers">@steelers</a> !!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SteelersNation?src=hash">#SteelersNation</a> not even 24 hours &amp; yet yall make it feel like home. <a href="http://t.co/Qppd8SkP9e">pic.twitter.com/Qppd8SkP9e</a></p>&mdash; Garrett Hartley (@GHartley5) <a href="https://twitter.com/GHartley5/status/631273015410565120">August 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tom Benson on his expectations: ‘They better win every game or I’ll be mad at them’ <a href="http://t.co/svqzAsPpT5">http://t.co/svqzAsPpT5</a></p>&mdash; Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) <a href="https://twitter.com/nick_underhill/status/631226357947736064">August 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

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