Pro Athletes To Ask Troops For Military ID Prior To Giving Up First Class Seats
CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams announced via Twitter that he will now require all troops to provide proof of military identification prior to any instances in which he gives up his first class airline seats to them, sources confirmed this morning.
Williams made the change after a highly-publicized situation involving him giving up his first class seat to a gentleman who may in fact not have been a Marine.
"It is unfortunate when a celebrity is duped by someone wearing a rag-tag assortment consisting of a green beret, SEAL Special Warfare insignia, and an Army of Northern Virginia Ribbon, all on an Air Force enlisted service dress uniform," Capt. Staci Shores, Chief Professional Athletic Relations Officer, told Duffel Blog. "Very few people would spot the flaws in such an authentic looking ensemble."
Shores went on to indicate that the Department of Defense is now advising anyone who plans to give up a first class seat to a servi…
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