Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Police: High school hoops star actually 22

What I find interesting in this unusual story is that the man in question must have looked really young to pose as a 16-year old when he’s actually 22-years old.Imagine what a facade he must have kept up for years. He even claimed to be homeless and the high school basketball coach took him in.

One more interesting tidbit: the school in question, Permian High School, was used as a model for the prime time show “Friday Night Lights.”

Man formerly starred in Florida, posed as 16-year-old

Excerpt:

“The revelation means Permian likely will have to forfeit the 2009 basketball season in which the 6-foot-5 player known as Jerry Joseph led the team to District 2-5A state playoffs and earned newcomer of the year accolades.”

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