This is probably the most random story we will discuss this week. And maybe even this offseason! A Baldwin, New York man named Michael P. Rumph has been arrested and charged with impersonating former San Francisco 49ers first round draft pick Mike Rumph.
The arrested Rumph impersonated the 49ers Rumph in order to rent a home. Arrested Rumph had two forged pay stubs in 49ers Rumph's name from the Florida high school where the latter is currently head coach of the football team. Arrested Rumph was charged with a felony count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and misdemeanor charges of second-degree criminal impersonation and third-degree identity theft.
Former 49ers Rumph has been coaching at Plantation American Heritage High School, where he has led the school to back-to-back Class 5A state championships. Rumph has kept himself busy since retiring from the NFL. Shortly after retiring, Rumph opened a puppy store, and dealt with "tea-cup sized" puppies weighing 11 pounds or less. The economic downturn forced former 49ers Rumph and his wife to close the store.
He then became a personal trainer, before joining the coaching staff at Everglades High School. He coached defensive backs there, and his high school coaching career took off. He joined American Heritage prior to the 2013 season, and has assembled an impressive coaching staff. He has three former NFL players helping out. They include Patrick Surtain coaching defensive backs, Oronde Gadsden coaching wide receivers, and Daryl Porter is the defensive coordinator.