Osi Umenyiora got married this past weekend to his longtime girlfriend, Leila Lopes. In the days to follow, some websites took notice of a now-deleted Instagram account that was seemingly created to accuse Osi of cheating on Lopes.
Oftentimes, this sort of rumor goes unaddressed by a pro athlete, though the newlyweds felt the need to strike this down themselves by releasing a statement:
“We strongly condemn the vicious and malicious lies that have recently been perpetuated all over the media.
“We already know that these lies are a coordinated effort by a single unstable MALE source to malign and discredit an otherwise joyous and highly successful occasion. An appropriate legal recourse is currently in effect.
“We are pleased to report that the expected result from this individual has been an abysmal failure. We are fortified, strong, and extremely happy. We look forward to a prosperous life together.
“We would like to thank our family and friends for all your support.
I don’t know what’s really going on and, if I’m being honest, I don’t particularly care. For me, the best part is the all-caps reveal that it’s a man behind the Instagram account. “Not only is this unidentified person a liar but they’re a liar and a dude. That’s slightly more credible than if I said it was a lying lady I definitely didn’t sleep with.”