Report: IK Enemkpali Punched Man Who Attemped to ‘Catfish’ Him in 2011

IK Enemkpali
The Associated Press

IK Enemkpali, who was released by the New York Jets after breaking quarterback Geno Smith’s jaw with his fist, punched a man posing as a woman offering him oral sex, ESPN reports.

Enemkpali, then playing for Louisiana Tech, missed the 2011 season opener after the September 2011 incident, as he required surgery for his injured hand, according to ESPN’s Outside the Lines. He had already been suspended before the 2011 season for hitting an off-duty sheriff’s officer in Rust0n, Louisiana.

Enemkpali started communicating on Facebook with someone calling herself “Missy Lee,” who said she would perform oral sex on Enemkpali if he visited her home. Enemkpali told police that when he arrived, he saw someone “covered head-to-toe in a blanket,” but the person would not remove the blanket. Suspecting something amiss, Enemkpali left, only to return when “Missy Lee” called him and urged him to do so.

“Missy Lee” continued to refuse to remove the blanket, and remained in the dark, but a cellphone rang, illuminating “Missy Lee” enough for Enemkpali to see “she” sported facial hair. Enemkpali stated that another person had also entered the room. The police report quoted Enemkpali saying he thought a robbery was imminent, and he struck the figure in the blanket, prompting the figure to respond in a male voice. Enemkpali quickly exited through a window.

Enemkpali told police that subsequent to the incident, “Missy Lee” sent texts threatening him, including one alleging he had knocked out “her” teeth and another asserting, “U are going to jail.” He offered $500, but “Missy Lee” demanded $1,000 or the police would be called. “He [Enemkpali] would be ‘finished’ if that happened.” The texts were followed by phone calls from someone claiming to be the father of “Missy Lee” and demanding payment. Enemkpali reported the incident to police but declined to press charges.

Police eventually found the man who posed as the father of “Missy Lee” on the phone. They identified him as Ketryn Anderson. Outside the Lines reported Anderson “stated that he was not attempting to extort money from Enemkpali, only to get him to pay for the damage he had done to his face.”

On Facebook, Anderson is identified as a senior pastor and founder of Life Community Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Ruston Deputy Chief of Police Clint Williams, who supervised the 2011 case, wrote, “Anderson was attempting to use Enemkpali’s prior criminal history and tenuous status with the Louisiana Tech football team as leverage to force him to pay money,” adding that Anderson’s attempts to make Enemkpali cough up cash “are at best immoral, and at worst criminal.”

On Wednesday, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said “the matter remains under review.”