25-Year-Old Texan Posed as High Schooler to Play Basketball

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A 25-year-old man is facing charges after posing as a 17-year-old so he could once again play on the high school's basketball team.

The woman, who did not wish to be named, told the Dallas Morning News that she was uncomfortable with what she thought was a three-year age gap relationship - and insists her daughter did not have sex with Gilstrap-Portley, who is himself a father.

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested last Friday after enrolling in two Dallas high schools, and causing a sensation with his basketball skills, with sports coaches handing him an award for offensive player of the year. Spokesperson Robyn Harris said he told them he was homeless and had come to Dallas alone from Houston.

While on the basketball team Gilstrap-Portley received praise, as Rashun Richardson.

"It's unbelievable to me that he could get away with this", she said.

Gilstrap-Portley has since bonded out, according to The Dallas Morning News, but not before scheming his way back onto the varsity court and sending shock waves through a pair of Dallas high schools that evidently missed the fact he was a full-grown man.

"We believe it is absolutely essential that every young person, especially in times of great difficulty, feels safe and secure, and that was the guiding principle when we were welcoming students displaced by the hurricane", Bayer said.

NBC reported Texas federal law exempts people who claim to be homeless or an evacuee from natural disasters from requiring personal identification documents to enroll. Because of that, he didn't have to show proof of any records. It was revealed that he was an imposter when his former basketball coach recently saw him playing for a high school team, the source said. "He was fairly savvy to be able to utilize that type of position, knowing that we were accepting Harvey students".

Gilstrap-Portley graduated from North Mesquite High School in 2011, a source told WFAA. After learning about this situation, we immediately notified district and local authorities and necessary actions have been taken.

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