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22-year-old arrested for posing as a 15-year-old hoopster

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, May 11, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    16 but, yeah, that's a hell of a story and a good, national-level get for those guys. They worked hard on that story, did it the right way and didn't just throw shit on the wall when they heard stuff. Massive props to them.
  2. I thought he initally claimed to be 15?
    But yeah, either way hell of a story. They collaborated with at least one other paper in Florida to pull this together.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    He did - in Feb. 2009.
  4. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Very nice work by all the folks in Odessa.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Wonder if this will spark a spate of statutory rape cases.
  6. Right, so he was posing as a 15, now 16-year-old.
    When he first enrolled it was as a 15-year-old.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    OK, we're splitting hairs. He SAID he was 15 when he enrolled (he was 21). He was ARRESTED as a 22-year-old posing as a 16-year-old.
    He was arrested 17 months after he showed up.

    Anyway, again, very nice work by the Odessa crew. It ought to win a barrel full of awards.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    How far is this school from Ft. Lauderdale where he previously played? And is 5A for big schools or small schools?

    If he led his team to the 5A state finals in 2007, you'd think someone -- a recruiter maybe -- would recognize him.
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Read some of the earlier stories - I'm pretty sure it was an AAU coach who first made the connection.
  10. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    How often do you think kids (men) pull this off? Is the end game a scholarship -- as in first time around he only got JC and didn't stick it out, so he is trying to turn back the clock and see if he can get DI next time around?
  11. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Moddy is right, AAU coaches from Florida recognized him at a tournament to start this whole thing.
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