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    Glory Days: 25-year-old relives high school basketball dominance by enrolling in high school again as a 17-year-old

    Meet Sidney Gilstrap-Portley.



    He is 25 years old, and was once a fairly good high school basketball player.

    When the city of Dallas opened up their high schools to refugees from the Houston area's Hurricane Harvey, he saw an opportunity.

    School administrators in Dallas realized that Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc upon many families, leaving them without homes, without possessions or documentation, and in some cases, teenage kids were left orphaned. These well-meaning yet gullible administrators wanted to encourage teenagers displaced by Hurricane Harvey to enroll in their schools without the usual red tape involved in school transfers. All they had to do was show up, tell their story of displacement, and they were instantly accepted.

    It's mind-boggling that there was no sort of verification protocol in place, and that they simply trusted everyone who claimed to be high school students that they really were.

    Sidney's life wasn't going all that well, and he missed those days in high school when he was a "somebody" on the basketball court. He enrolled in Skyline High School in Dallas through the Hurricane Harvey program, and then was transferred to Hillcrest High School, where he joined their basketball team.

    He claimed his name was Rashun Richardson, said he was 17, and claimed to be homeless and without his parents, whose home he claimed was destroyed by Harvey.

    While at Hillcrest, he dated a 14-year-old girl there, though the girl swears that their relationship "wasn't sexual" (lol).

    As you might guess, he owned the high school kids on the floor, and was voted district offensive player of the year, even though his otherwise mediocre team went 11-10 during the season.





    Unfortunately for Sidney, he didn't account for the fact that he really was from Dallas (not Houston), and that others would eventually recognize him. His former coach from his days at Mesquite High School recognized him at a tournament, and it was game over for him. When the coach confronted him, he basically gave up and stopped coming to school. He was eventually arrested.


    He had no criminal history and didn't cause any problems at the school. In fact, people at the school remember him being "a little too low-key" and surprisingly mature for 17.

    The mother of the 14-year-old is furious at the school for letting this happen, and rightfully so.

    Oddly enough, an earlier chance to catch him was bungled, and he slipped through the cracks. Students enrolled in varsity athletics there are required to go through a verification process in order to make sure they didn't play too many years of varsity sports. This would prevent a student held back for academic reasons from playing an extra year, for example. So they supposedly "verified" that Rashun Richardson went to South Houston High School and hadn't played varsity sports there, but clearly they didn't actually do that. South Houston High School later clarified that no Rashun Richardson ever went to school there. Hillcrest simply lied about having verified him.


    This does resemble a secondary plot in the Drew Barrymore movie "Never Been Kissed". David Arquette played the brother of Drew Barrymore's nerdy character (who enrolled in high school as a 25-year-old, to do an undercover magazine report), and her adult brother also later enrolled and played on the baseball team, again becoming a star. However, in the movie, all was forgiven, and Arquette's character was allowed to become the school's assistant baseball coach.

    No such luck here for Sidney Gilstrap-Portley.

    It does appear that his primary motivation to have done all this was simply to relive his glory days as a high school basketball star.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crim...-officials-say

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    I bet he was acing all his classes though, because he learned everything the first time he was in high school.
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    I heard about this the other day.

    This guy was in there for the full high school b-ball experience enrolling as a freshman.

    If the girl swears no sexual relations occurred she is protecting herself from parental discipline or she's protecting him because she still loves this guy.

    I'm curious how this case will play out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerAndPoker View Post
    If the girl swears no sexual relations occurred she is protecting herself from parental discipline or she's protecting him because she still loves this guy.
    Or she's telling the truth

     
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      JimmyG_415: Exactly, I love how adds hte LOL, like he knows. That clown never had sex at 14.

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    I can't believe our criminal "justice" system is going to lock up another black guy just because he wanted an education.

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    That's a wild story, anyhow i saw this story in the link.
    Wealthy Southlake couple kept child from Africa as slave for 16 years, authorities say

    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crim...uthorities-say
    Can you imagine how big of a story this would of been if this was a white couple.
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    Yea they had a slave but here's what I found interesting.
    Toure and Cros-Toure, both natives of Guinea, were granted asylum in the U.S. in 2000, according to court documents.
    Toure is the son of former Guinean President Ahmed Sekou Toure, and Cros-Toure's father was the nation's secretary of state.
    Investigators found little to no work history for the couple, who appeared to receive income from "significant" overseas deposits. Their home, on a leafy street in well-to-do Southlake, was appraised by Tarrant County at nearly $600,000 this year.
    In the mid-1990s, the couple's names and photographs occasionally appeared in The Dallas Morning News' philanthropy coverage for their support of causes including Fair Park's African American Museum.
    um yea

     
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      JimmyG_415: Dude, you spend WAY too much time on BS like this.

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    Saw on twitter that he put up 40 points through 3 quarters on what they said was the #1 ranked team in the country. Thatís impressive even as a man amongst boys. I wonder just how good he was in the past. There are junior and community colleges in Texas that might have taken this guy at 25 had he not likely banged a 14 year old.

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    Nevermind, he played at Dallas Christian College.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnP View Post
    Nevermind, he played at Dallas Christian College.
    :ballin
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    Druff, please try to get ahold of this guy to interview him while on radio. While ultimately stupid, you gotta give him credit for having the balls to try such a ruse.

    And perhaps you could ask Ray Davis to help you make contact with him, and jointly conduct the interview. The angle could he that Real Grinder members were so impressed with his bluff in this matter that they are considering giving him an honorary 1-year membership to its site in exchange for the interview.
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    sometimes Druff relives the glory days of when he wasn't running this site at a loss

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    I feel sorry for this poor guy. Wasn't a trouble maker, didn't hurt anyone. So maybe he bumped some guy from a starting position on the HS bb team & got some school lunches he didn't deserve. Hope things work out for him. Once he gets the legal difficulties cleared, he needs to write a book. Definitely material for a made for TV movie here.

    But yeah, he was bouncing the 14 year old all over the bed room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spit this View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BeerAndPoker View Post
    If the girl swears no sexual relations occurred she is protecting herself from parental discipline or she's protecting him because she still loves this guy.
    Or she's telling the truth

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    It's almost certain he was banging the 14-year-old -- or at least got close. There's no way a 25-year-old man has a relationship with a 14-year-old girl unless sex is part of it. Otherwise, why? The great conversation? Everyone at Hillcrest reported that he seemed very mature for 17, so it's not even like he was 25 but had the mentality of a younger person. He was a 25-year-old who acted and thought like a 25-year-old, so sex had to be the only possible motivation for being with a 14-year-old girl.

    If it weren't for that situation, he would be a sympathetic character.

    He had no prior criminal history.

    He behaved well at school.

    There is no evidence that he did this ruse for any kind of personal gain -- only because he missed being a high school basketball star.

    The main problem here was his relationship with the girl.

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