Former Buckeye Will Allen slams ESPN after wrong photo used

(Will Allen/Twitter)

PITTSBURGH, PA (WCMH) – Former Buckeye and Pittsburgh Steeler Will Allen is furious with ESPN after the network erroneously used his picture in connection with another player’s fraud conviction.

A former New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots cornerback, also named Will Allen, pleaded guilty Monday to running a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme involving fraudulent loans to professional athletes.

A screenshot of ESPN’s original tweet shows a photo of the wrong Will Allen.

Former Buckeye Will Allen spent Tuesday afternoon sending ESPN photos showing him involved in the community, each with the line “this is who I am!! Not a criminal!!”

ESPN’s original tweet has been deleted. Espn later tweeted that they used the wrong image and noted that they replaced the image. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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