Sport 25-year old man poses as high school student to play basketball

23:01  16 may  2018
23:01  16 may  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

Texas man, 25, posed as high school student to play basketball, police say

  Texas man, 25, posed as high school student to play basketball, police say A 25-year-old Texas man was arrested last week for posing as a high school student and playing on the boys’ basketball team, police said -- and he may have had an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl. Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley pretended he was a victim of Hurricane Harvey and enrolled himself at Skyline High School in Dallas before transferring to Hillcrest High School, FOX4 reported. However, he told officials at Hillcrest he was homeless and made no mention of being a hurricane victim.“Unfortunately this was a perfect storm,” Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said.

The high school that inspired Friday Night Lights has been rocked with scandal after one of their best basketball players was exposed as a 22 year old ! Whatever big woop give the kid a break he just wanted to play some ball ….people have don a lot worse a gotta off a lot easier.

A 25 - year - old man posed as a teenager and enrolled in a Dallas ISD high school and played basketball this school year. No. 14 for Hillcrest was a man among boys – literally. High schoolers knew him as 17- year - old Students say Gilstrap-Portley's basketball skills made him popular.

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A 25-year old man was arrested after posing as a student at a Dallas high school so he could play high school basketball, according to a report from The Dallas Morning News.

The man’s named is Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley and he claimed that he was a Houston-native that had been displaced by Hurricane Harvey, enrolling as a freshman at Skyline High School under the name Rashun Richardson. Eventually, he transferred to Hillcrest High, where he joined the basketball team and started making a name for himself in the high school and AAU ranks.

His cover was blown two weeks ago when, at an AAU tournament, he was spotted by a former coach, who tipped off Hillcrest to the fact that they had a grown man pretending to be a teenage boy.

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Ball must seriously be life for a 30- year - old man to go through the effort of posing as a 17- year - old high school student just to play on a basketball team though. The biggest question from this though is …

He was in Canada on a student -visa, attending Catholic Central High School as a 11th-grader. In 2013 in Tennessee, a 22- year old man posed as an 18- year old high school transfer and eventually played one season of basketball .

Gilstrap-Portley was able to pull this scheme off because he claimed that he was an evacuee, which, by federal law, means that he would not need the necessary paperwork that would help protect the school from a situation like this.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen this situation play out in Texas. Seven years ago, a man by the name of Guerdwich Montimere pretended to be a Haitian orphan named Jerry Joseph in order to enroll at Permian High School to live out a basketball dream that died in junior college years earlier. He was eventually arrested and incarcerated after he had a sexual relationship with an underage student at the school. Gilstrap-Portley allegedly dated a 14-year old at Hillcrest, but the girl’s mother claims that relationship never became sexual.

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