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Man charged after sending threatening letters to Coughlin

Updated: August 14, 2008, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Federal investigators have charged a Philadelphia man with trying to blackmail New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin by sending him letters threatening to expose a fictitious sexual tryst with two women.

Herbert Alex Simpson, 30, is accused of sending Coughlin two letters on July 30 and July 31, allegedly from women claiming to have had a sexual encounter with the coach in December when the Giants were in Philadelphia.

The letters demanded the coach pay $20,000 ...

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