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The Closest Tom Coughlin Is Going to Come to Some Sort of Scandal

Would you believe that this man had a threesome and tried to cover it up? It strikes us as vaguely unlikely. He's not a wide receiver, after all.

Anyway, a mentally ill man in Philadelphia apparently attempted to extort "$20,000-$30,000" from Giants coach Tom Coughlin, claiming he was a part of a "fictitious" threesome, which is totally the worst kind. It didn't take long for the ruse to be snuffed out.

Prosecutors say 30-year-old Herbert Alex Simpson of the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia pleaded guilty to two counts of mailing threatening communications. Simpson sent Coughlin letters threatening to expose a fictitious sexual tryst with two women.

Court papers initially filed by prosecutors said the letters demanded the coach pay $20,000 to $30,000, but defense lawyer Nialena Caravasos notes that the charges of extortion were dropped. She says her client has disabilities that require a mental health exam and that will be taken into account at his sentencing, which is scheduled for Feb. 26.

There is little information available about Simpson, but we think we found a photo.

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