Posted March 01, 2013

22-year-old fakes transcript to play high school basketball

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A 22-year-old Tennessee man suited up for a title-contending high school basketball team, causing the team to be disqualified from the state playoffs for using an illegal player, reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

The man, whose name was not released, used a fake transcript to enroll at Ridgeway High School in Memphis.

After getting into disciplinary trouble at school, the student was found to be living in the Ridgeway district with a woman who was either his live-in girlfriend or wife and not his mother as originally thought, according to a  Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association letter sent to Ridgeway principal Jim Long. The TSSAA also determined that the student had received a General Equivalency Diploma from the Shreveport Job Corps and had also falsified a transcript from Peabody Magnet High School in Louisiana.

Ridgeway had a 25-4 record and was on a six-game winning streak. The player in question played in the closing minute of Tuesday’s 90-71 victory over Whitehaven in the Region semifinals.

“It has come to our attention that an ineligible player played in the closing minutes of the Region 8-AAA semi-finals against Whitehaven High School. Ridgeway High School reported this information to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). Ridgeway HS has forfeited that game and has been removed from the tournament playoffs,” a statement from the Memphis school district said.


6 comments
Doc Holiday
Doc Holiday

22 years old---trying to play high school basketball and only in the 3rd grade--what an Idiot.

Yeah I Said It So What?
Yeah I Said It So What?

Memphis is one the top crime cities in America.  Do the research.  Damn place is turning into Murder, Inc.  No wonder so many fools show their a$$.

marker264109
marker264109

It's Tennessee.  Most people in that state are in their mid-20's before they "gradiate" from high-school, so, what's the problem?

 

They can't go to school @ 15 cuz that's when they breed babies with their cuzzins. Gotta take a couple years off and start a family !!  High school can wait !!

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

"... a woman who was either his live-in girlfriend or wife and not his mother as originally thought.''

I'm sure the woman was real pleased they straightened that one out.