25-Year-Old Poses As High School Freshman To Play Basketball [VIDEO]

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley tried to pull off the impossible

Evan Jankens
May 16, 2018 - 1:52 pm

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When I was in my early 20s, I believed if I were able to go back to high school I would dominate varsity basketball.

It appears I wasn't the only one to have that thought.

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley tried to pull off the impossible by posing as 17-year-old Rashaun Sidney Robinson, who was a star on the basketball team, according to fox4news.com.

Unfortunately this was a perfect storm,” said Dr. Michael Hinojosa, DISD superintendent. “When we had the issue of the Hurricane Harvey in the Houston-area, he took advantage of that and portrayed himself as a victim of that event and enrolled himself in one of our schools.”

 

According to dallasnews.com:

The mother of a Hillcrest High freshman said that her daughter started dating Gilstrap-Portley in January. The woman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said her 14-year-old knew the man as Rashun Richardson and thought he was 17.

"It’s unbelievable to me that he could get away with this," she said. "I don’t know what, how [the school> let this slip through the cracks."

It wasn't until his former coach called him out when recognizing him at a tournament.

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested on a charge of tampering with government records.