"[Nate Ewell, the team's senior director of media relations,] said he plans to urge Washington's players to sign up for accounts in an effort to discredit the fakes.
"That way, they can say: 'Hey, this is the real Jeff Schultz. I might not post on here, but this is me,'" Ewell said.
While Twitter is working on a "verified account" feature to help in these situations, representatives of the Capitals players have been unable to remove the fake accounts. I also have a more in-depth article about sports and social media coming out in our October issue. Stay tuned.